Matthew Weaver Jr


Name: Matthew Weaver Jr
Age: 21 years old
Last seen: August 10th, 2018
Location: Simi Valley, California
Status: Missing


Physical Description

Matthew Weaver Jr is a caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes, he is 5’9 tall and weighs 140lbs.


Matthew was last known to be wearing a plain black or white t-shirt, black Dickie’s pants, red shoes, and a Los Angeles Angels baseball cap.

He has a tattoo of the name “Jeremiah” in script lettering over some swirls on left the side of his chest.Matthew-Weaver-tattoo


Matthew Weaver Jr was born on April 2nd, 1997. He had moved into an apartment in the Granada Hills shortly before his disappearance and had gotten a job working on power lines.

According to some of Matthew’s friends, he had suffered a head injury a couple of days before his disappearance. This may have affected his behavior.


Matthew Weaver Jr was last seen on August 10th, 2018, in the 2600 block of Stearns Street in Simi Valley California.

He was seen on surveillance at around 7:15 am driving his silver BMW on the Topanga Tower Motorway headed toward Rosas Overlook.

A text message was sent from Matthew to a friend at 11:15 am, saying something “crazy” was happening and that he wanted to talk “while I have a chance”.

This last text message was sent from the Las Rosas Overlook area in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.


On August 11th, 2018, at 1:30 am, hikers reported hearing people shouting for help and thought they heard someone say “he has a gun”.

Police went to search for the people reportedly in need of help, they found Matthew’s abandoned car on the Topanga Tower Motorway, near Rosas Overlook above the Backbone Trail and Hondo Canyon areas. ​

Then in January 2019, hikers found keys to Matthew Weaver’s car, 25 ft from where the vehicle had been found.

The family of Mattew Weaver has released 797 aerial photos taken by a drone and associated GPS and other Google Earth data of the area where Matthew was last seen in the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area. His family is asking the public for help reviewing the photographs in search of Matthew or any evidence related to his disappearance.

Those images helped his family recover a baseball cap and ripped T-shirt that had what appeared to be old blood, that is believed to belong to Matthew Weaver Jr.

Matthew Weaver Jr’s timeline: 

August 9th, 9:38 pm: Matthew went and picked up a female friend in Chatsworth, they hung around and had a private in-depth talk.

5:45 am: Matthew drops his friend off and goes down Topanga to Mulholland to stunt road, which is a rural dead-end road. Snapchat showed he had driven drop several different roads and it looked like he was repeating his steps. He proceeds to drive down the Topanga Tower motorway.

August 10th, 7:15 am: His vehicle is seen and he took a Snapchat photo of the sunrise, taken from up at the parking lot area before he entered the hiking trail.

Between 11:30 am-12 pm: Matthew texts his female friend. She replied immediately saying she was at work I can’t answer. He replied saying “like something crazy is going on” “I just to talk while I have the chance”. All communications stopped after that last text message was sent and there were no more pingings.


Contact Information

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Matthew Weaver Jr, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 877-275-5273. You can also provide a tip on the family website.



Resources and Further Information

Matthew Jonathan Weaver Jr.

Matthew Weaver Jr Reddit

797 drone photos show Topanga area where missing man was last seen in August

Trauma Takes Its Toll: Father of Missing Person Matthew Weaver Jr. Could Face Multiple Attempted Murder Charges After Shootout

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