By Erica Morse
Publisher, Victims News Online
Updated 8:30 am, January 4, 2024

(VNO) – Families, victims, advocates and investigators across the country are mourning the unexpected loss of J. Todd Matthews, the original ‘Citizen Detective’, and Founder of The Doe Network. Matthews passed away unexpectedly yesterday morning from heart-related issues. Arrangements are pending and will be announced soon.

J. Todd Matthews Photo: Facebook

Victims News Online would like to extend its deepest condolences to Todd’s wife, Lori, and their family, during this unexpected loss. While Todd’s passing will leave a major gap in the lives of thousands, it is those who love him most who have our hearts and prayers today.

VNO will be honoring Matthews’ work in the upcoming days with a series of tributes highlighting his immeasurable contributions to the families and victims of the missing and murdered. If you have a photo or story you would like to share about Todd, please email us at:

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