The New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is now investigating the disappearance of Richard (Ricky) Matchett as a homicide

The 2023 New Brunswick Homicide Vicitm List is available here

Investigators said Richard (Ricky) Matchett was last seen on August 9, 2022, at approximately 2 p.m., in Sillikers, N.B. He was reported missing to police on April 30, 2023. 

Police determined Richard Matchett’s disappearance to be suspicious, and the New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) has since taken over the investigation. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

On September 21, 2023, members of the MCU executed a search warrant at a residence on Highway 420 in Sillikers, N.B., as part of the investigation.

Anyone who has information that could help further the investigation, is asked to contact the New Brunswick RCMP Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).