Janice Kay Matney

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Above Images: Matney, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 2002 from Ottawa, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 1, 1962
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Matney may use the last name Nunez. She has a scar on her lip.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, yellow sweatpants under blue pants, brown hiking boots, and a green and white jacket.
  • Medical Conditions: Matney has a history of depression. She is classified as disabled.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Matney was last seen by her live-in boyfriend at approximately 11:00 p.m. on April 3, 2002, inside her residence in the vicinity of the 200 block of State Street in Ottawa, Illinois. She has never been heard from again. Her boyfriend reported her missing several days later. Matney has a history of illegal drug use and depression. She never claimed her last Social Security benefit check and never filed for benefits in another city. Matney's boyfriend in 2002 was a registered sex offender, but he has not been named a suspect in her disappearance. He died in 2004.

    Matney is originally from Sacramento, California, and she traveled around the country before moving to Ottawa. She carries California identification. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ottawa Police Department


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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 23, 2010; three pictures added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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