You Know Who Killed Me Jeffrey Mathews Press Release

In an effort to solve some of Grand Rapids’ homicides, Silent Observer will feature murder victims whose cases remain unsolved in their “You Know Who Killed Me” billboard campaign.

Besides removing dangerous criminals from our streets, the goal of this project is to also help victims of crime get answers and see justice being served.

The first billboard, which is on Leonard and Plainfield, details the case of Jeffrey Mathews.  Grand Rapids Police believe that Jeffrey was the unintended victim of a shooting that took place on September 8, 2019 on the 1000 block of Clancy NE.  Police believe there are witnesses still out there that have not come forward.  Silent Observer has increased the reward – now up to $3,000 – for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for Jeffrey’s murder.

This “You Know Who Killed Me” campaign and the increased reward money has been made possible by a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant from the US Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about Jeffrey’s murder can contact Silent Observer safely and anonymously at 616.774.2345, at, or can download the silent observer mobile app.

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Support Us by Shopping Spartan Nash Stores

Silent Observer has the opportunity to earn $1,000 from SpartanNash, simply by shopping at any local company-owned store, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Forest Hills Foods and D&W Fresh Market. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization!

It’s easy to help us “Direct Your Dollars.” Every time you shop at Forest Hills Foods or any Family Fare Supermarket or D&W Fresh Market, save your receipts. For every $150,000 in receipts we collect, we will earn $1,000 donation from SpartanNash. With your support – and your receipts – we’ll be raising money to continue to provide services to our community.

You can mail your receipts to Silent Observer, PO BOX 230321, Grand Rapids, MI 49523. We do need original receipts to earn the $1,000 donation, so please no photocopies.

Thanks to the Direct Your Dollars program, we can raise money for Silent Observer as we shop for our groceries each week. Start saving those receipts! We’ll be collecting them throughout the year.

Amber Alert!

Missing Since: Sep 16, 2019
Missing From: Bridgeton, NJ
Age Now: 5 years
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic