By Major Mike Reynolds, Valley Police Department
The Valley Police Department is still seeking information concerning the
murder of Matthew Misquistian.
On Sunday morning, November 29th, 2020, at approximately 7 a.m., officers
were dispatched to King Road near Fob James Drive in reference to a report of a
person lying in the ditch. Officers arrived and a discovered a deceased black male in
the ditch. The deceased has been identified as Matthew Misquistian Patton, 35 of
Valley. Further investigation revealed that the Patton had multiple gunshot wounds
to his body.
Officers contacted the Patton’s parents and learned that he had left their
residence around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Patton’s body has been transferred to
the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.
Anyone who heard any gunshots or observed any suspicious activity in the
area of King Road between 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and 7 a.m. Sunday morning is
asked to notify Valley PD at 334-756-5200. You may also report any tips
anonymously to the Central Alabama Crime Stoppers by using the free “P3 Tips”
app, online at, or call 334-215-STOP or 833- AL1-STOP.