Suspects in Williams disappearance released

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It has been exactly two weeks since a Shockoe Bottom man went missing, and after making some progress in his search police seem to be turning up few leads.

Tonight the three men police have pointed to as persons of interest in his disappearance are now out of jail.

The ongoing wait for the return of Matthew Williams continues to wear on his loved ones.

"We love you and we miss you and we're worried about you," said William's aunt, Debbie Owens.

Williams vanished the second week of December, without a trace.

The only indication of where he may have gone was surveillance video outside his apartment which showed him with these three men Andrew Scott, Tre Carrington and Eric Finger.

Scott, Carrington and Finger were seen leaving Williams Shockoe Bottom apartment, with him. Several hours later the three returned, but without the missing man. They are seen breaking into his house and stealing a bunch of his stuff.

The trio was arrested, charged with burglary, but nothing connected to Williams disappearance.

They were all sent to jail.

Meanwhile the search went on. Two Sunday's ago, Richmond police rushed a dive team to the Kahnawa Canal after a police K-9 picked up a scent. The searched turned up nothing.

"He is an energetic larger than life young man who is a friend to everyone he meets," his aunt said.

Now on the two week anniversary of Matthew Williams going missing, the last people to see him in Richmond, are now back on the streets. All three of the suspects posted $5,000 secured bonds.

They were in court this morning. They all have separate court dates in January.

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