July 12, 2019 – Dunlap First Baptist Church has contributed $500 to the reward offered for information about Matthew Henry, who has been missing for over a year.
“Family and friends raised $2,500 for the reward,” Police Chief Clint Huth said Thursday. “I got a call from the associate pastor of First Baptist Church, and he said they would contribute $500 to that. So it's up to $3,000.”
Matt Henry was 29 years old when he disappeared April 15, 2018. A Dunlap police officer reported seeing him at the Tractor Supply-Dollar Tree shopping center on SR 28 south of town that day. Someone else reported seeing him across the street from there, at the Little Store, a short time later. But no one has seen him since, and his car was left sitting in the shopping center parking lot.
Police are now investigating Henry's disappearance as a possible homicide.
Since the reward was increased a few days ago, it has sparked renewed interest in the Dunlap man's disappearance.
“We have had a couple of calls come in this morning,” Chief Huth said. “We'll take this information and see where it takes us.”
Anonymous tips are welcome, but the police department has no control over the reward money, he said.
“We'll take anonymous tips,” Huth said, “but how that'll play out with the reward is up to the family. We don't have anything to do with that.”
Anyone with any information about Matthew Henry's disappearance is asked to call the Dunlap Police Department at 949-3319.