Gregory J. Howell
Howell, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 01/01/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/04/1960 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Howell abused drugs before his disappearance, including crack, cocaine and heroin.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Howell's nickname is Gregg. He has a scar on his right cheek, scars near both eyes and a tattoo on his buttocks.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Howell was last seen on January 1, 2005 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He told his friends he was going out to meet someone and would be back in a few hours. He has never been heard from again. After his disappearance, the car he was driving was found locked and abandoned near Clare, Iowa. His coat was inside it, but the keys were missing.
Howell's family stated he had a drug problem at the time of his disappearance and sometimes robbed drug dealers to support his habit. Just before his disappearance, he had come back from a trip to California with a large amount of high-quality methamphetamine to sell, and he said he was going to come into a lot of money.
Foul play is suspected in Howell's disappearance, due to his lifestyle. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Fort Dodge Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
Iowa Cold Cases
October 12, 2004. July 1, 2015; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
Interactive Missing Person Search Map