Matthew in 1968
|Portrayed by||Tom Virtue|
Matthew Ridgely was the father of Landon Ridgely, and a friend of Lillian Vine. Lillian and Matthew grew up together, and she and her mother used to clean his house. When Matthew learned that Emma's father could not attended the debut, Matthew offered to walk Emma in the debut. Landon was upset over this. After the detectives realised Landon's daughter was wearing Emma's ring, they questioned Landon. However, she insisted that her daughter's ring came from her grand-father. Their suspicion was quickly deflected when the detectives learned that Travis slipped to find Emma while the rest of them went downstairs.
When Emma's case was re-opened, his whereabouts in 2006 were unknown.