For a while, after Matt left home in 2006 he would answer phone calls from his mom who tracked him to California. “I called him at Christmas three or four years ago and he had a different tone in his voice I hadn’t heard before, a violent tone,” Brenda said.
That was the last conversation they had.
Brenda continued sending cards to her son, the last for his November 23rd birthday. “He would write return to sender on the envelope and send them back,” Brenda said. “I know it was him because I know his handwriting and the little curved arrow he wrote on the envelope. A parent knows her kids through and through, right? Now, I just want to know he’s okay. I want him to come home.”