Sheriff: Man, 23, missing in Ice House area

Search and Rescue teams from several counties continue to look for a 23-year-old man missing in the Ice House area (El Dorado County) last heard from on Friday, June 6.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says Vernon "Cody" Matthews' family's last contact with him was a phone call just before he went on a hike.

Matthews was alone, did not have car and his personal belongings were still at his family's Ice House cabin, according to authorities.

The sheriff's office says Matthews is an avid hiker and climber and knows the area well.

Matthews was described as white, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing from 160 pounds to 220 pounds. He has shoulder-length strawberry blond hair and a full, red beard.

Authorities do not suspect foul play but say the missing's man cellphone has not been used since Friday.

Anyone who has information regarding Matthews' whereabouts was asked to contact El Dorado County sheriff's dispatchers at (530) 621-6600.


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