RCMP release sketch of university student who disappeared 25 years ago

September 21, 2017
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

News release


Today marks the 25th year since the disappearance of 20-year-old Allan "Kenley" Matheson and the RCMP have released an age progression sketch of what Kenley may look like today. The RCMP and Kenley's family are asking for the public's help in hopes of obtaining new information to assist in the investigation.

In September 1992, Kenley was a student at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. During his first two weeks of university, he had travelled with some friends to Corkum's Island in Lunenburg County for the weekend. He returned to Acadia and attended a party on campus on the weekend of September 18 and was seen by his sister and others at Crowell Tower (Acadia University) on September 20. He was last seen by a friend walking on Main Street in Wolfville on September 21 wearing blue jeans, a purple t-shirt, a red and black backpack and a ball cap. There has been no contact with family members or friends and there has been no activity on his bank account since.

"Not knowing what happened to my son has been devastating for our family and has made it extremely difficult to move forward," says Sarah MacDonald, Kenley Matheson's mother. "I believe someone out there knows something that may help piece together what happened. I'm urging anyone who remembers anything, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, to please come forward."

In 2012, the case was added to the Nova Scotia Department of Justice's Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program (https://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/case_detail.asp?cid=80).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 902-679-5561. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.


Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902 720 5652
Cell: 902 222 0154

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