On July 12, 2020, the Wellfleet Police Department received a phone call reporting an abandoned vehicle in the vicinity of Black Pond Rd. in Wellfleet. Officers responded and identified the vehicle as belonging to Matthew Silveira, 32, of Beverly, Massachusetts. Silveira was reported missing on July 8, 2020 by his family in Beverly. Since Sunday afternoon, the department has conducted daily ground and water searches of the Black Pond area with negative results. The Cape Cod Law Enforcement Search and Rescue Team, Barnstable County Technical Rescue Team, Barnstable County Sherriff’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Airwing and Massachusetts Environmental Police participated in this multi-day search.
At this time, the department will be suspending the ground search pending any new information as the investigation continues. If anyone has had contact with Matthew Silveira since July 6, 2020, please contact the Wellfleet Police Department at (508) 349-3702.