Pope County man reported missing since March found overnight

Update:  A local man missing for several weeks was found early Sunday morning. Pope County, Illinois Sheriff Jerry Suits says Paducah Police found Matthew Presser around 12:45 Sunday morning near the river at a park.

There was a warrant out for Presser and he’s been taken into custody by Paducah Police.

Presser was supposed to appear in court on March 23 but never showed. Sheriff Suits says they will work out details this week to get him back to Illinois. He says the Pope County Sheriff’s Department is relieved Presser’s been found safe.  


Pope County, Illinois Sheriff Jerry Suits is asking for the public’s help in finding a Pope County man who has been missing since late March.

Sheriff Suits tells Local 6 Matthew Presser, 56, was last seen March 22 in Pope County by his wife but left after a family dispute.  There is a warrant out for Presser, who was expected in court March 23rd but he never showed.

Sheriff Suits says Presser has not reported to work for his job in Paducah for several weeks.  If you have seen Presser, call the Pope County Sheriff’s Department at (618) 683 – 4321.

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