Matthew Ward, 23, missing



By Maheen Mustafa

According to the Carmel police, Walton Matthew Ward, a 23-year old white male has been missing in Carmel since Friday night. His mother, Julie Kvinge, told the police on Monday that her son had met a girl through an online dating website and was going to meet her with her friends that night.

Kvinge dropped her son at Pepper’s located in Broad Ripple at 9:00 pm on Friday. He contacted her last at 10:30 p.m. and she has not heard from him since then. She said it was “completely unlike him” to not get in touch for this long. Ward was based in California and was visiting his mother in Indiana for three weeks.

Kvinge did not know the name of the girl and did not have any details besides the description her son had given of her. All she knew was that the girl had long dark hair with nice curls and she was from Brownsburg. Her son knew she was going to college but did not know which one. She was studying to be a lawyer and was going to college on a wrestling scholarship.

Matthew Ward has been in Indianapolis since October 5 and used to visit Broad Ripple quite oftenin his short stay. He is 5’9″ tall and weighs 145 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

This case has now been forwarded from Carmel police to the Indianapolis missing persons division. If you have any information regarding the case, please contact the Indianapolis police department or Detective Kimberly Travitz on 317-327-6539.

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