Search for missing Grays Harbor teen continues

Mallory R. Mathews is missing from her home, but the Aberdeen Police Department is on the case.

The 16-year-old Aberdeen High School student was reported missing on Sunday, June 12, according to APD.

The photo for the teenager on an APD Facebook post shows her with chestnut brown hair and wearing a pair of glasses in what looks like a school photograph.

The APD Facebook post states Mathews is listed at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and she is believed to be in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area.

According to APD Detective Cody Blodgett, he’s working with Mathews’ parents on some different leads on where their daughter might be.

“The good thing is they have heard from her in the last few days, so luckily it hasn’t been a week since there’s been contact,” Blodgett said to The Daily World on Friday, June 24. “There’s just been a couple of days, and she had reached out.”

At the moment, she’s considered a missing person.

“I can tell you that we don’t have her as an endangered missing person, which is different than a missing (person,)” Blodgett said. “But as far as exact details, I can’t quite go into that. But, I can tell you that she has reached out to family.”

But, that’s not as bad as it could be. Blodgett explained the difference between a missing person and an endangered missing person.

“If there’s an endangered missing person, you’re talking about your Amber Alerts and things like that,” Blodgett said. “If we thought there was an immediate threat for a child, then that would be a little different. At this point, we don’t believe there is an immediate threat for the child.”

The details shared June 24 were sparse since Mathews is a juvenile. APD is currently the only law enforcement on the case.

Blodgett pointed out what’s most important so far for those who are wondering where she is.

“The biggest thing is if you have anybody who hears anything,” he said. “To give the family, or to give us a call.”

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Mathews, please contact Blodgett at 360-533-3180 ext. 4414.