Jeremy Tyler Howard
Howard, approximately 2015; Tattoo on Howard's forearm
Date reported missing : 12/24/2015
Missing location (approx) :
San Diego, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/12/1996 (25)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 6'4, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A maroon shirt, black sweatpants and no shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Howard has a scar on the left side of his lip. He has a tattoo on his right forearm of a cross with the word "Faith" above it, and a tattoo on his left forearm of the words "RIP Rashia" or "Rhashea" and the date 07/05/07. A photo of his cross tattoo is posted with this case summary. Howard had fuzzy facial hair at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Howard was last seen at La Jolla Cove in San Diego, California on December 24, 2015. He is from the Seattle, Washington area and had been visiting San Diego for three months, but was due to fly home the day he disappeared.
He was with his sister's husband at the cove between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m., watching the waves and seals. Howard's sister's husband turned his back for a few minutes, and in that time Howard disappeared. He has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the water turned up no indication of his whereabouts.
Authorities are seeking a possible witness as to what happened; he is described as a Caucasian man with short, straight white hair, about 5'7 tall and 150 pounds. He had a small white, fluffy dog and was driving a white box-type Ford Explorer. Few details are available in Howard's case.
Other information and links : ncy
San Diego Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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