Search Continues For Missing Chatham Man

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Topics: Police, Fire And Harbormaster News

Matthew J. Amsler.

CHATHAM Police and family members are continuing their search for a 24-year-old Chatham man missing since last Thursday, Oct. 27.

As of Tuesday afternoon, efforts to locate Matthew J. Amsler had all come up short. He was last seen on foot in the area of the Lighthouse Beach parking lot, wearing a red plaid long sleeve shirt and hooded gray or green jacket, cuffed blue jeans and black shoes. He is five feet 10 inches tall with brown hair.

Chatham Police Lieut. Michael Anderson said investigators have pieced together Amsler's whereabouts in the hours leading up to his disappearance and are continuing to monitor the “digital footprint” from credit cards or cell phones.

“We don't suspect foul play at this point,” he said.

Amsler's friends and family have cooperated with the investigation and were continuing their own search early this week. He has a wife, young daughter and parents in town.

“There's a bunch of concerned people looking for him,” Anderson said. Police learned of his disappearance about 24 hours after he was last seen, and had help from the Massachusetts State Police air wing Saturday for a search of the Lighthouse Beach area. The Coast Guard also assisted in the effort.

Police have asked the public for help in their investigation and have received a number of tips.

“We will continue to search until we exhaust all avenues,” Anderson said. “If we had a specific area to look, we would be targeting it.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 508-945-1213 or on the anonymous tip line, 508-945-8847.