The students of Freedom High School in Bethlehem Township are calling for a GREEN OUT Friday night, September 27 at the 7:00 p.m. home football game against Nazareth Area High School. Game attendees from both schools are encouraged to wear green in support of missing Nazareth Area High School math teacher, Matthew Greene, a Bethlehem resident who was reported missing over two months ago while hiking in California.
In one of many efforts to help raise funds to support search efforts for Greene, Nazareth Area High School is selling “Matt Greene” T-shirts through September 30.
Greene, who has been missing since July 17,disappeared while hiking in the Mammoth Lakes area.
Matt Greene's family and friends have been using social media to help spread the word about the missing teacher's disappearance, with regular updates posted to the Find Matthew Greene Facebook page.
On September 20, 2013, Greene’s sister posted the following update on Facebook:
“There is not anything new to report, but since we’ve had several requests for updates, I’d like to fill everyone in on our current efforts.
We have had a few volunteers that have checked our various areas on our search map and reported back to us and weighed in their thoughts.
We have a handful of key individuals that are helping us out of the kindness of their hearts to replenish flyers, ensure they’re being distributed, checking gear exchanges, storage lockers, and lost and founds, following up with various businesses in Mammoth Lakes for any information that may have been missed, and in general keepingMatt's story in front of everyone out in CA.
In addition, Detective Hornbeck helped us to make contact with the family that Matt had spoken to at the campsite the weekend prior his disappearance, who he discussed his plans with. They have access to a scanned copy of the pages that are missing from Matt’s guide book and are trying to recollect what Matt showed them. Regardless of what turns up with them, I am thankful they befriended Matt and that they came forward.
There are some other SAR suggestions that have been made that we are considering, such as Professional Trackers and a retired officer that has worked on other missing persons investigations with his trained cadaver dog.
We opened an official missing persons case here in Matt’s hometown. Why we didn’t think of it earlier is beyond me, but the more resources the better. I’m awaiting a status update, but last I talked to the detective from PA, he was awaiting a copy of Matt’s case file so that he could come up with a game plan. Upon opening the missing persons with his department, I requested search warrants be issued for Matt’s phone, email, and for a list of websites to be pulled pulled from the library server for 7/16 since we know he was one of the several internet users there that day. I’m hoping the search warrants will be cut and dry and that we’ll be able to get this information and review it quickly for any clues. I can’t stress enough how critical timing is with winter fast approaching.
Last but not least, there’s been tons of speculating going on amidst everything else – everyone is trying their best to think things through despite the limited information we have. Granted we run in circles a but but I like the brainstorming and it keeps Matt's case fresh. I want to thank everyone that is following us for their support; it means so much to me and to my family. ~ Tiffany”