On January 6, 2021, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s assistance to locate Matthew Cade Dillon. On January 19, 2021, Dillon’s body was discovered in a wooded area off of Jim Edwards Road.
It was reported that Dillon, age 36, was last seen on December 12, 2020, when he was dropping off a car in Mt. Hermon.
Agencies participating in the January 19 search included the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Franklinton Police Department and the Louisiana Search and Rescue Dog Team. The canines were able to discover the body which has been tentatively identified as Dillon, pending an autopsy to make a final determination of cause of death and positive identification. At this time, foul play is not suspected.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “While this is not the outcome for which we had hoped, this does bring some closure to concerned family members and friends. I am grateful for the assistance of all law enforcement officers as well as the canines and handlers of the Louisiana Search and Rescue Dog team.”