21 Year Old Matthew Royer Missing Since 5/16/13 … Police Think Might have Decided to Detour From Returning Home to Skippack Township


Pennsylvania State Police suggested on Monday that the 21 year old Matthew R. Royer, who has been missing since Thursday, May 16, 2013 after leaving college in Rhode Island to come home for the summer, might have decided on his own to “detour from returning home” to Skippack Township, PA. As reported at  CBS Philadelphia,   a charge was made on his credit card that placed him at a gas station in Rhode Island at 6:30 PM and a ping off a cellphone tower showed that he was at an Allentown, PA gas station at 2 AM.  Surveillance footage from the gas station shows him making a purchase.  Matthew Royer was only about 35 miles from his home in Skippack Township at that point. Then the trail goes dark. One has to wonder though, if Royer was going to go elsewhere and detour from going home at that point, why then? He had also texted his mom that he was on his way home. Police continue to search for missing Matthew Royer.

Did Matthew Royer go missing Voluntarily?

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The Pennsylvania State Police suggested Monday that the Montgomery County 21-year-old Matthew R. Royer, who has been missing since leaving Rhode Island Thursday, might have decided on his own to detour from returning home to Skippack Township.

“While it may be a voluntary move on Matthew’s part, we are still expending all resources in this investigation to locate Matthew,” said Trooper Morgan Crummy, a spokeswoman at the State Police’s Skippack station.

As that possibility took shape in what remains a murky situation, his mother made a tearful plea for her son to contact his parents.

Personally, I am not sure if I buy into the theory that he intestinally decided to detour from home. Why would there be a trail of his path home form his college in Rhode Island, to a gas staion and purchase in Hehigh Valley, PA just 35 miles from his home and then nothing? Not a trace of any purchases or cell phone activity. However, any thing is possible

NBC Philadelphia has time line of events. Police are interviewing a witness who saw Royer’s car at Route 501 and U.S. Route 422 in Myerstown, Lebanon County, PA. However, even though it might be his car, was Royer driving?

Thursday 6:30 p.m. — Matthew Royer leaves his Rhode Island apt. and heads for home

Friday 1:58 a.m. — police trace Royer’s last cell phone ping — or signal to a cell tower –  in the Allentown area.

Friday 2:07 a.m. — Surveillance video of Matthew buying gas and water at a Sunoco along Route 100 in Allentown

Friday 1 p.m. — Royer’s car seen at Route 501 and U.S. Route 422 in Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pa.

That last location is about an hour and 15 minutes from Royer’s home.

For more updates, read others opinions and analysis and provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons: Matthew Royer.

Anyone with information about him can call the Skippack state police station at 610-584-1250

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “21 Year Old Matthew Royer Missing Since 5/16/13 … Police Think Might have Decided to Detour From Returning Home to Skippack Township”

    1. Sariana on May 23rd, 2013 2:02 pm

      Although we are glad Matthew was found we are all also CLEARLY DISTURBED! A group of us spent hundreds of hours looking for Matthew – driving and searching – along with the draining of emotions and tears! It disrupted days of work and family time! And NOW, the parents want to keep it “private?” How dare they?! This is absurd! We as the paying taxpayers and public DESERVE the answer as to WHY Matthew ran away! This is the least these parents can do! We are not only angry but feel we ALL deserve a DEEP APOLOGY. They also owe one to the police. Clearly this family was NOT honest with their communications! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! We all feel that this should be dealt with by law enforcement and that the family should be charged for getting the public involved and taking up all of our time and worry! LET’S PICKET THEIR HOME! Let’s call it MISSION FOR MATT (which is what we were going to call a Search Party that we were to develop in order to find him this very week). So MATT – if you are also reading this: GET A LIFE! AND TAKE IT ELSEWHERE! IN OTHER WORDS – GET LOST!

    2. jo on July 29th, 2013 11:41 pm

      amen sista

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