Kenneth Wayne Mattos, Missing Since 2018

Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Mattos, Jr., 57 is a disabled Veteran who has been missing since 2018, and his family is desperate for answers.

Despite his transient lifestyle, he regularly kept in touch with his family. It is out of character for him to go this long without speaking to his sister. The last time his sister heard from him, he told her he was in Malibu, Los Angeles County, California. His exact missing date is unknown.

Born in Contra Costa, California on June 17, 1964, Mattos and his family moved to Oregon, where he grew up and attended high school. He eventually joined Army, from which he received an honorable discharge.  He next joined the Marines, which led to an honorable discharge as well.  Mattos went on to live a transient lifestyle as an adult. He served time in prison and was released in 2010.  After his release, he became homeless again.

Mattos’ loved ones believe he may suffer from an undiagnosed health condition, which has led him to not be able to maintain employment.  It is unknown if he receives monthly benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Eagle Point, Oregon

White City, Oregon

Medford, Oregon

Central Point, Oregon

Malibu, California

Topanga, California

Palm Springs, California

Los Angeles, California

Yreka, California

San Diego, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Santa Monica, California

Delano, California

Los Osos, California

Waterford, New York

Upon analyzing those cities on a map and the relationships to each other, it seems like Mattos tends to stay near the coastline in California, even though he has lived in both Northern California and Southern California. It is uncertain if New York is a document error or if he did reside there at some point.

Mattos is physically described as a Caucasian male who is 5’10” tall, with wavy or curly dark brown hair, brown eyes, a slender build, and a very deep voice. He does not have any tattoos.  There may be a dog bite scar on an unspecified cheek.  Mattos’ loved ones state that he sometimes wears his hair curly and sometimes combs it out in a fluffy style.  His teeth are said to have been eroded, and it is unknown if he wears dentures or has had any dental work done.

Mattos may also use the alias Ken McLaughlin or Ken Neil, Jr.

It is said that Mattos is generally shy and may keep to himself most of the time.

If you have any clues to Mattos’ whereabouts, please contact the Malibu Police Department at 310-456-6652.

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