Man reported missing in Burke may be headed for Tennessee


Pictured above: Matthew Smith – Picture courtesy of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office


The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Matthew James Smith was reported missing on November 11, 2018. Matthew is described as a 34-year-old male, 6-foot-tall, weighing 180 pounds. Matthew may be traveling in or around the area of eastern Tennessee.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333. All Crimestoppers tips are anonymous.

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