Matthew has been found and is safe, Pennsylvania State Police said this morning and was “located unharmed.”
Previous story: Matthew Royer, 21, from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania who is a student at the University of Rhode Island was last seen on May 16 leaving his apartment at the campus. He had plans to drive home at the end of the semester and a surveillance camera shows he was at the Sunoco gas station in Brieningsville, Lehigh county using his debit card, which is about 35 miles from his parent’s home. He has not been seen since. The landlord said Matthew returned his keys after he moved out and Matthew’s parent helped him move earlier. His car was full of the last of his belonging to take home.
“We’ve narrowed it down to 30-40 miles from our house and we can’t find him,” said his mother, Janet Royer.
According to Royer’s parents, his normal route from the university takes five to six
hours. He normally takes I-95 to the Tappan Zee Bridge, then to I-78 where he takes Route 100.
Matthew sent a text message saying he had overslept and was getting a late start around 6:00 p.m. Thursday. A gas station stop in Rhode Island shows Royer left around 6:30 p.m.
Matthew never went to work at Skippack Golf Course on Friday either.
The realtor of Royer’s apartment in Rhode Island says he moved out for the end of the semester and the keys were returned.
“You couldn’t ask for a better son. It’s not like him, if he wasn’t coming home he would’ve told me he wasn’t coming home, unless he couldn’t,” said Janet.
Royer is a white male, 6’1, 160 pounds, with blue eyes, and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a beige Biltmore Adventures hat, a green golf shirt, off-white shorts, and flip-flops.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks at 610-584-1250.