PIC: Matt Hill Missing; from Facebook – Praying and Searching for Matt Hill * Missing *
26 year old youth minister Matthew Alan Hill has was last seen on Tuesday morning, May 24, 2011 when he dropped off a George Washington University student, Matthew Degioia, in Chinatown near the Verizon Center in Northwest DC. He told that individual he was headed to church that was about 10 minutes away. However, he never arrived. His car was ticketed near his apartment in Foggy Bottom around 11 AM and then his credit card was used about an hour later to buy gas in Arlington, VA. Police have classified Hill’s disappearance as a “critical” missing person’s case.
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Matt Hill is a a 2008 graduate of Elon University in North Carolina. Hill works for Campus Outreach D.C. and does campus ministry at George Washington University.
Hill was driving a 1996 Black Honda Civic LX with D.C. plates DT-2747. Holger Hill said Friday his son’s debit card was last used around noon Tuesday at a gas station in Arlington, Va.
MLB Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Daniel Bard asks for help finding his missing childhood friend Mattan Hill.
Hill, who had been a groomsman in Bard’s wedding, was last seen in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday morning, near the home of a student from George Washington University whom he was mentoring. With his friend still missing, Bard asked reporters covering the Red Sox if they would publish the link to the Facebook page that has been set up to assist in the search for the missing 26-year-old.
If anyone has any information regarding Matt Hill, please call police at 202-715-7300, 202-727-9099 or 202-730-1903. Additional contact information can be found on the “Praying and Searching for Matt Hill * Missing *” Facebook page.
“He’s a pretty good friend,” Bard said. “This is extremely out of character. He’s one of the most positive, outgoing, happy people I’ve ever met. I’m not just saying that. I think anyone’s whose met him would say that. … This all seems so strange.”
“The toughest day was the first day I found out about it,” Bard said. “It was shock and now it’s become kind of a mystery we’re all trying to figure out. There are so few clues. The guys on the team have been pretty supportive and talking to me.