Gregory J. Howell

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Above Images: Howell, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1, 2005 from Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 4, 1960
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: 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.
  • Medical Conditions: Howell abused drugs before his disappearance, including crack, cocaine and heroin.
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    Details of Disappearance

    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.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fort Dodge Police Department


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    WHO 13
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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