William L. Howell Jr.
Howell, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 03/05/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Bel Aire, Kansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/23/1927 (93)
Age at the time of disappearance: 81 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan jacket, a shirt, pants, and white sneakers.
Medical conditions : Howell suffers from diabetes and requires medication to control his condition. He also has dementia and he may be disoriented, although he's never been violent.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Howell is fluent in Spanish. He has a scar on his chest from heart surgery and, at the time of his disappearance, he had a broken ring finger on his left hand. He injured his hip not long before his disappearance, and limps as a result. He uses a cane to walk.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Howell was last seen at the Bel Aire Recreation Center in Bel Aire, Kansas on March 5, 2009. He has never been heard from again. He had a small amount of cash on him when he disappeared, and frequently hitchhiked from the Bel Aire area to northeast Wichita, Kansas where he would ride downtown in the city bus.
Although Howell would sometimes go on overnight trips to see friends, he has never been gone for this long. He may associate with the Hispanic community. Few details are available in his case, but foul play is suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Bel Aire Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
October 12, 2004. October 5, 2019; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map