Amy Marie Matthews Missing since December 31, 1983 from Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County
Vital Statistics Date of Birth: October 7, 1959 Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 Height: 5'5" Weight: 125 lbs Hair Color: Strawberry Blonde Eye Color: Blue Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar 2-3 inches in length on her left cheek along the jaw line. Tattoo of a rainbow on left shoulder. Tattoo of a butterfly on her buttocks. Dentals: Available DNA: Available
Case Details Amy Matthews was last seen on December 31, 1983 when she left her Plymouth Meeting home to either walk or hitchhike to the Gordon Phillips Beauty School in Norristown, where she was a student. She was never seen again.
Over the years, several news articles from several publications stated that Amy disappeared on Tuesday, January 3, 1984. At that time, missing person reports were taken, and maintained, on paper, not punched into computers as they are today. Two reports were filed for Amy - one by her roommate and another by her sister. The reports were taken by two separate officers. Amy was last seen on December 31, 1983, as noted above and on NamUs.
Amy was considered a possible victim of Jack Lee Colin, who killed his parents in 1972 and is a suspect in the murders of several women. Colin lived only a few blocks from the beauty school at the time Amy was a student there but investigators have been unable to definitively connect him to her disappearance and presumed murder.
Amy's case remains unsolved.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
Plymouth Township Police Department 610-279-1900
Agency Case Number: 84-0056 NCIC Number: M-660023526