Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Matthew Greene Greene, 39, an experienced climber and hiker and a teacher from Pennsylvania, was last heard from after he dropped off his car at a repair shop in Mammoth on July 16 and made a few phone calls from his cell phone.
Greene arrived in Mammoth Lakes on or near June 27 to hike, camp, and conquer peaks in the Eastern Sierra. The last known person to have contact with Greene talked to him on July 16. After that call, Greenís phone was either turned off or out of power. That same day, Greene made a credit card purchase in the Mammoth Lakes area; he hasnít used the credit card since then.
It was unusual for him to not be in touch with his family for such a long length of time. He was camping at Shady Rest Campground while his vehicle was being repaired at a local shop. When his friends returned from a hike, they discovered Greene was missing along with some of his gear. Mr. Greene has not returned to Shady Rest Campground or picked up his car from the repair shop. He was first reported missing July 29.
Police have gone through Greenís maps and trail guides and equipment and gear, hoping to find a clue as to where Greene might have gone after he left his car at the repair shop. It is believed that he may have gotten a ride from someone to a remote area to hike or climb. Mr. Greene is believed to have expressed interest in climbing Mt. Lyell, south of Tuolumne Meadows, Mt. Ritter, and Mt. Banner.
Greene teaches high school match in Nazareth, Pa., and lives in Bethlehem.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mammoth Lakes Police Department
Lehigh Valley Live