Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
March 12, 2019
On Friday, March 8, 2019, at approximately 11:31 a.m., the Matthews Police Department received a report of a deceased person that had been found down an embankment in the 1800 block of E. John St.
After further investigation, which included several helpful tips from the public, Detectives were able to positively identified the found male as Mr. Shawn Antonio Horton (DOB – 07/14/1972) of Charlotte, NC.
As the investigation into what lead to Mr. Horton’s tragic death continues, detectives are again asking for the public’s help with information regarding anyone who may have seen him in the last several weeks and where that was. He was known to wear the unique multicolored, hooded coat pictured below on a regular basis. At the time of his death, along with this coat, he was wearing blue jeans and light brown work-style boots. He was also known to ride a Huffy Stone Mountain bicycle, purple and silver in color, similar to the one pictured below in the Stallings, Matthews and Charlotte areas.
Anyone that has any information regarding this case is asked to please call the Matthews Police Department at: 704.847.5555.