He was reported missing at 8:45 p.m. on September 18.
Sloan's friends started a Facebook page and put up posters around the city in the hopes of bringing in tips that might lead to his whereabouts.
Sloan's body was found the morning of Friday, Sept. 23 in the St. John River in downtown Fredericton, by someone walking across the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge.
About Matthew Sloan
(Source: Excerpt from Obituary)
Born on April 27, 1985 in Fort McMurray, AB, he was the son of Stephen and Janet Sloan.
Matt was a proud graduate of the Kinesiology (Recreation) program at UNB and of the Education program at the University of Maine Presque Isle. He believed strongly in the power of recreation to enrich lives. From his early childhood, Matt played on many sports teams and, in recent years, coached a number of school and community teams. Guided by his studies and his convictions, he worked for several summers with the Fredericton District Soccer Association and as a counsellor at Camp Takajo in Naples, Maine.
Matthew was a respected supply teacher who taught mostly at Nashwaaksis Middle School, Leo Hayes High School and Bliss Carman Middle School. He was also a sports coach and greatly enjoyed music, soccer, volleyball, camping, fishing, coaching and all forms of pop culture.
Matthew is survived by his parents and grandparents, along with his brother, Eric; sister, Lauren and many other members of his family.
Name/age: Matthew Stephen Sloan, 26
Date of Birth: 04/27/85
Hometown: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Last seen: 09/17/11, downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, near City Hall
Physical Description: 5’10,” 190 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes
Recovered: 09/23/11, St. John River
Investigating Agency: Detective Rodney Wadden at 506-460-2300.