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New school year to open at Nazareth High with popular teacher Matthew Greene missing

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:13:29 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 26 2013 05:05:43 AM CDT

Nazareth teacher still missing

NAZARETH, Pa. -

When the fall term begins at Nazareth Area High School on Monday, one teacher will be conspicuous by his absence.

Matthew Greene was a popular math teacher at the school when he vanished while on a backpacking trip in California last month.

Police say the 39-year-old Greene was in California to hike and climb the Eastern Sierra, a region that features extremely steep and rugged terrain. The last time anybody heard from him was July 16.

His disappearance has baffled friends and family who call Greene a highly experienced, cautious outdoorsman.

Searches of the vast wilderness for the former Peace Corps volunteer have thus far been unsuccessful.

A hiker recently found a pair of eyeglasses that might belong to Greene.