Man Missing from the Ice House Area
UPDATE June 10, 2014:
The search is continuing today for Vernon “Cody Mathews” There has been no new information leading to the whereabouts of Cody Mathews.
There are approximately 80 personnel participating in the search for Vernon “Cody” Mathews today. Personnel from the US Forest Service and Solano, Marin, Napa, Placer, Douglas, and Sacramento County Search and Rescue teams are assisting El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini’s Search and Rescue team in the search effort. Resources dedicated to the search today include US Forest Service patrol vehicles, SAR canine teams, SAR mounted horse teams, SAR foot teams, SAR motorcycle teams, SAR jeep/off road vehicle teams, the Sheriff’s dive team and a SAR white water rescue team.
Saturday evening (June 7, 2014) the Sheriff’s dispatch center received a call from Vernon “Cody” Mathews’ parents advising they were concerned for his safety. Cody had been dropped off at the family cabin in the Ice House area on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. His mother spoke with him via telephone on Friday, June 6, 2014 just before he went for a hike. Cody has not been heard from since.
Deputies responded to the cabin in the Ice House area Saturday and started an investigation. Cody was staying at the cabin by himself. He has no vehicle and his personal belongings are still at the cabin. He knows the area very well and he is an avid hiker and climber. Cody is 23 years old 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 160 to 220 pounds. He has shoulder length strawberry blond hair and a full red beard. It is not known what he is wearing. There are no indications of foul play, however Cody’s cell phone has not been used since Friday, June 6, 2014.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is using all available resources to try and locate Cody. Sheriff John D’Agostini has assigned Detectives and the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to the case. Search and Rescue teams from Placer, Nevada, Sacramento and Douglas Counties are currently assisting in the search. Canine units, horse mounted units, off road vehicle units and ground units are being utilized. The U. S. Forest service has vehicle patrol units searching the area and the Ca. Highway patrol is searching the area with the use of their aircraft.
If anyone has information regarding Cody’s whereabouts please contact the El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch center at (530)-621-6600.