UPDATE 10/31/15 – We have now found out that after work Matt did walk into the woods to calm down after getting angry. He wandered in the woods with no food and drinking from puddles. The couple that found him, said it was a miracle. They walked up to a “black blob on the ground.” It is not clear whether Matt was lost, as the couple said he said he was “just afraid” when he was found. The assumption is that Matt had been afraid to come back home after being gone for a while. The couple stated he was also “delirious” from not eating.
UPDATE: 10/30/15 – Matt has been found alive in the woods. Willoughby Hills police said they received a 911 call on Friday from a man saying Matt Lunney was found in the woods in the area of Dixon Drive in Willoughby Hills. He has been taken to the hospital. Although we don’t know the circumstances, yet, I am wondering if he got lost. So happy to hear he was found.
Original story: OHIO – Matt Lunney, 19, went missing on October 22. He was last seen at the Panera Bread at 11 p.m. after he finished his shift. He showed up at his Willoughby home, and changed his clothes. Then he mysteriously went missing leaving his car, cell phone and wallet behind in his bedroom.
His mother thought he came home and went to bed, she was not aware that he left the home, until his sister, Amanda Lunney went into his room to wake him up and he was not there. At first they thought he had gotten up early and left the house, but he did not show up to work on Friday.
Matt is a college freshman studying criminal justice at Lakeland Community College, and it is out of character for him to not show up for work. He is known to be a responsible, hard-working kid, said Dan Lunney, Matt’s dad.
On Tuesday, the FBI says they are joining in the search for Matt, which is usually an indication that they believe there is some foul play and or he may be endangered.
The Willoughby Hills Police stated it is possible he did go for a walk and went to the North Chagrin Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks where he has gone regularly before.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Willoughby Hills Police Detective Jim Vitale at (440) 942-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Cleveland Metroparks Rangers at (440) 331-5530.