Heyward Howard Jr.
Howard, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 07/08/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/27/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Howard was last seen in Orlando, Florida on July 8, 1998. He and a friend, Vincent Morgan, borrowed a friend's car to drive to the Winter Garden, Florida home of another friend, Conchita Latrice Slayton. Neither of them have ever been heard from again.
In June 2002, Slayton was charged with the murders of both men. Authorities found bullet casings and blood spatters from them in her home.
In February 2003, Slayton lead authorities to a wooded area in Lake County, Florida where she said she'd disposed of the men's bodies. A three-day search turned up no evidence, however, and the outcome of the murder cases against Slayton is unknown.
Howard and Morgan have never been located, but foul play is suspected in their cases due to the circumstances involved.
Other information and links : ncy
Orange County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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