CLALLAM COUNTY – The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing Neah Bay man who hasn’t been seen since Tuesday morning.

The family of 38-year-old Mathew Dean says he borrowed a family member’s car in order to go to Port Angeles. Tuesday evening the family received a Facebook message saying the vehicle Dean had been driving was in the ditch along Highway 112 near mile post 26, about 10 miles southeast of Clallam Bay.

The person who located the vehicle saw foot tracks along the highway leading west-bound away from the vehicle and back towards Neah Bay. The vehicle appeared to have driven off the roadway and into the ditch during Tuesday’s heavy snow fall.

Mathew Warren Dean is a Native American male, about 5’-10”, 155 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be wearing black sneakers and black or gray sweat pants.

Deputies are currently canvasing homes in the area where the vehicle was located and contacting citizens in the Clallam Bay Sekiu community to determine if anyone has seen him.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information the public may have about his whereabouts in order to confirm whether or not he is safe.