L.C. Matlock

Missing Person

L.C. Matlock (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

L.C. Matlock (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Age at Report: 37
Date of Birth:
August 15, 1966
210 lbs.
6′ 02″
Incident Type:
Endangered / physical
Missing From: Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
Investigating Agency: Waterloo Police Department
Case Number:
NamUs MP #
Missing Since:
July 5, 2004


Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing
Black Hawk County in Iowa
Black Hawk County in Iowa
Waterloo in Black Hawk CountyWaterloo in Black Hawk County

On July 5, 2004, Josephine Matlock watched her 37-year-old brother L.C. Matlock walk across the Mullan Avenue Bridge in Waterloo, Iowa, and disappear into the distance. L.C. was never seen nor heard from again.

At the time, Matlock was dressed in a white Denver Broncos ‘Terrell Owens’ jersey, blue jeans and black Nike tennis shoes.

He is described as a 6-foot-2 black male with black hair, brown eyes, and weighing about 210 pounds.

Matlock lived alone in Waterloo and worked at the Tyson IBP plant. Shortly after his last sighting on the bridge, Tyson officials noticed Matlock wasn’t coming to work — nor had he picked up his last check from IBP. They notified Matlock’s family members, who also stated they hadn’t seen him in a while.

The family went to Waterloo police to report Matlock missing on July 19.

L.C. Matlock

L.C. Matlock

Police said they don’t have any evidence of foul play in Matlock’s disappearance, but early in the investigation worried that he might have a medical condition requiring medication. The Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse — the state agency that compiles information on people who have disappeared — designates Matlock as “endangered,” meaning his physical safety may be in danger.

Matlock hasn’t turned up at relatives’ homes out of state, and there has been no activity with his bank account since his disappearance.

Information Needed

Anyone with any information on L.C. Matlock’s whereabouts is asked to call Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-855-300-TIPS (8477) or the Waterloo Police Department at (319) 291-4340 ext. 3.

You may also submit tips anonymously through the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers Confidential Web Tip Information System.

Anyone with information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.


8 Responses to L.C. Matlock

  1. C says:

    “At the time, Matlock was dressed in a white Denver Broncos ‘Terrell Owens’ jersey, blue jeans and black Nike tennis shoes.”

    Terrell Owens never played for the Denver Broncos. This is misleading. I would guess he was wearing a Terrell Davis jersey.

    Not a big deal and most likely not enough to make a difference but thought it should be pointed out.

  2. he dose not have a medical issues.

  3. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I searched for some address information on two websites, but found nothing. I wonder if Anon could check their resources. It might help if we knew his medical issues.

  4. Tara Triplett says:

    Wow,this is so sad it been 10 years and they ain't heard nothing!! This is crazy!!

  5. I pray they find him.

  6. was the river checked for his body? so sad? no closure for friends or family.

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