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$10,000 reward for missing Shockoe Bottom man

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police say they have three persons of interest in the missing persons case in Shockoe Bottom.

Police say 23-year-old Matthew Williams was last seen in the Shockoe Slip area Tuesday night. He had just moved to Richmond from North Carolina for a new job at Wells Fargo.

Now his family is offering a reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Parents and relatives of Williams held on to his pictures tightly -- as his aunt Debbie Owens reached out to him.

"Matthew, when you see this, hear this, please call us and reach out to us. We want you to come home. We're all here and we're waiting to hear from you. We love you. We miss you. We're worried about you. Please contact us, and please come home," said Owens.

The emotional plea for Matthew's safe return comes with a $10,000 reward from his family.

In the meantime -- investigators are searching the James River, the canal and the islands for any clues.

One big clue came from surveillance video showing Williams entering his apartment Tuesday night with three men. Those men were later seen forcing their way back into his apartment.

They are now in custody, charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

Police are questioning them about Matthew's disappearance too.

They are and will remain persons of interest in the disappearance of Matthew," said Lt. Emmett Williams of the Richmond Police Department.

Police also say Williams was a regular at Lucky Buddha and Cha Cha's in Shockoe Bottom.

"We've developed a very very clear and concise timeline of his whereabouts as he moved through the city that night and we're following them very closely," said Williams.

Matthew Williams is fair skinned with auburn hair and blue eyes.

He stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

If you have any information and can help police call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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