Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:32 AM by Tara Oster - KPAX News
Updated: Jun 26, 2012 7:33 AM
MISSOULA - A Missoula man who's been missing for 10 days has still not been found, but his vehicle was spotted over the weekend about 14 miles up Miller Creek Road.
U.S. Army veteran Matthew Charlick, 26, disappeared June 15th after last being seen on the 3300 block of West Central Avenue in Missoula, and authorities tell us he has no history of unexplained absences or issues with suicide.
An individual reported to police they saw his Honda CRV on Sunday, and Missoula County Sheriff's Office Captain Brad Giffin said three young men told him they spotted the car on Thursday.
"It seems, by the accounts of the kids that we just talked to, that the car was in a different location than it is now. Now it's off the bank. When they saw it, it was up this roadway a little ways in a clearing; unoccupied, nobody around," Giffin said.
The silver Honda was several feet off the road and the keys were sitting in the front seat.
Search and rescue crews continue to comb the immediate area for evidence, which is difficult because the area is so huge.
"Right now we don't have any indication of direction or maybe what he was intending to do up here; where he went from here. We just don't know so we're asking the public for some help to help us get this guy back to his family," Giffin said.
Foul play is not suspected and anyone who may know the whereabouts of Charlick is asked to call Missoula County Sheriff's Detective Jon Gunter at (406) 531.1756.