Grant’s vehicle was found last night by a police officer who called in the plate number and discovered it belonged to the missing 22 year old. No further details have been released.
Grant, a student at RIT, went missing on November 20, 2023 after telling his roommates he was going to meet a friend.
The Disappearance of Matthew Grant
22-year-old Matthew Joseph Grant was last seen in Henrietta, New York on November 20, 2023. He disappeared after leaving home, telling his roommates he was going to meet a friend.
Matthew Joseph Grant was born on July 2, 2001 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Mark and Nancy Grant. He has a sister.
Grant grew up in Onaway, Michigan where he attended Onaway High School. He was a member of the Quiz Bowl team and was the high school’s National Honors Society president.
Grant was a four-time placer in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state tournament. He also qualified for the MHSAA Dual States three times.
Grant lives in Henrietta, New York and is a student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a major in Mechanical Engineering. He was named co-captain of RIT’s wrestling team for the 2023-24 season.
Grant is known to frequent state parks. His hobbies include hiking, fishing and reading.
On November 20, 2023, Matthew Grant’s last contact with family was a phone call he made to his father where he said his wallet had been stolen and thieves cleaned out his bank account. He sounded frustrated, but not devastated, according to his father.
Grant went to wrestling practice that day and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
Around 10:00 pm, Grant was last seen in Henrietta, New York when he left his home near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus, telling his roommates he was going to meet a girl. However, the girl later told his friends they didn’t have plans.
Instead, Grant headed east out of the Rochester area and his vehicle, a 2014 charcoal gray Jeep Cherokee with Michigan license plate ESR-8141, was traced to Exit 36, outside Syracuse.
Before midnight, Grant was seen on surveillance video at a gas station between Exit 39 and 41 near Waterloo and Syracuse. He appeared to be alone and did not appear to be in distress.
An hour later, his E-ZPass was last recorded at the Watertown-Binghamton exit on the New York State Thruway, near Exit 36 by Interstate 81.
Matthew Grant never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
A missing person’s report was filed with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office when Matthew failed to return home.
Matthew Grant left his cellphone behind at home.
His search history on the night he left shows maps of the Adirondack Mountains and Appalachian Trails. He also talked about wanting to venture out of Rochester and explore the outdoors.