December 3, 2018 – A reader brought it to my attention that it appear Matthew Beale was found deceased. On the sister of Matthew’s Facebook page she posted the following:
“Thank you so much to each and everyone that donated money for us to have Matthews last sail memorial and bringing him home with us. It truly means the world to my family and I. I had the pleasure of meeting Maria at the Chapel by the Sea where Matthew was known and gave them a large cash donation to help them continue to offer meals, showers, and shelter to people in need. I will also be donating money to a charity close to Matthews heart. Matthew will be missed dearly but he has impacted so many in positive ways, I am proud to call him my brother and guardian angel 👼. Rest in paradise Matthew Beale has been missing since October 21, 2018 from Ft. Myers, Florida.”
Matthew’s family posted:
“UPDATE- there has been an official missing persons report filed. Ft Myers Beach is a small island and everyone knows Matthew Beale, if you know anything at all please call Lee County Sheriffs office, 239-477-1000, you can remain anonymous. My cousin Sarah Beale Phillips and family, need some answers!! Please keep sharing and praying 🙏🏽
“Matthew Beale, life can be extremely difficult at times. Please know how much your family loves and cares for you. Please find your way to us. We are and always will be here for you no matter what! Your mom and Sarah Beale Phillips, and all of us are having a difficult time not knowing where you are. If someone knows anything PLEASE let his mother and sister in Ohio know. I find it hard to believe that not one of his friends on the beach know nothing. It would help a lot if someone would step up and give them something to go off of. Thanks to all of you trying. Come on Matt, we just need to know you’re ok!!! 💙💙”
if you know anything at all please call Lee County Sheriffs office, 239-477-1000.
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