OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Sheriff's major crimes detectives are asking the public's assistance in locating a Spokane Valley man who went missing in early May of this year.
A daughter reported to police May 17th that her father, 43-year-old Terry Lynn Mattingly, had disappeared a week earlier. Neighbors in the 2100 block of North Lily reported no sign of him and his red Ford Tempo was missing as well.
Prior to his disappearance, she reported that Mattingly was becoming increasingly paranoid about other family members. She indicated her father used alcohol daily and marijuana infrequently.
Detectives assigned the missing person case entered Mattingly's information in NCIC, the nationwide police intelligence network. On August 21st, a Kellogg, Idaho police officer stopped the Taurus and identified the female driving the car.
She told him she had purchased the car a week earlier from Mattingly in the area of Rose Lake in North Idaho. However, detectives still have not been able to locate the missing man.
Detectives now are hopeful that someone will recognize Mattingly and be able to provide his location to law enforcement. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, or their local law enforcement agency.