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Find Missing James Richard Howell!

Find Missing James Richard Howell!

Find missing James Richard Howell!
He is better known as Jimmy.
He was last seen playing with his sister.
They were playing outside their family home.
His sister went indoors to do something
And her brother vanished.
It has been five decades
Since his loved ones last saw him.
It has been five decades
Since his loved ones last heard from him.
Where has happened to Jimmy?

Find Missing James Richard Howell!
Details

Find Missing James Richard Howell!

Missing Person: James Richard Howell
Missing Since
05/28/1969
Missing From
Sterling, Illinois
Classification
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
10/28/1959 (59 years old current age)
Age when last seen
9 years old
Height and Weight
4’5, 79 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A white t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Medical Conditions
James is hyperactive and takes mild tranquilizers to control his condition.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. James’s nickname is Jimmy.

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Circumstances

James Richard Howell was last seen playing with his sister. They were playing outside of their family’s home. It was located in the 1300 block of west 13th Street in Sterling, Illinois on May 28, 1969. They were going to build a cage for James’s birds, and his sister went inside for tools.

When she returned, the boards James was going to use to make the birdcage were scattered. She found them along the street. And James had vanished. A neighbor reported his disappearance to police at approximately 10:35 P>M. that same day, after his parents spent the whole day searching for him.

James had a somewhat chaotic childhood. He has two brothers and one sister. He and his siblings were sent to an orphanage after their parents divorced in the early 1960s. Two of the Howell children were later sent to live with an aunt, and James and one of his brothers went to a foster home.

All the children had gone to live with their mother and stepfather by 1968. James’s mother stated she did not believe he would have run away from home. He liked animals in 1969, and he was afraid of bugs and the dark. He was in the third grade at school.

There were several reported sightings of James after his disappearance. But he was never found. Searchers looked in gravel pits and water areas, particularly Elkhorn Creek and Rock River. His family members all took polygraph exams and were cleared of suspicion in his disappearance in 1998.

James’s case remains unsolved; the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.

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Appeal

James Richard Howe has been missing for 50 years. His disappearance occurred well before technology, DNA testing, and missing persons awareness. Like way too many others, his search was doomed from the start. What happened to Jimmy after his sister went indoors? How did the boards Jimmy was going to use to make a birdcage get all scattered? Did his family know anyone who bore ill will toward them at the time?

Did someone approach Jimmy, groom him, and lure him to vanish in order to be in their company? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of James Richard Howell? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance?

If you have any information, you may contact the Sterling Police Department (Illinois): 1-815-632-6640. You may contact the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office (Illinois): 1-815-772-4044. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may contact your local law enforcement or 0-1-1.

NCMEC Case Number: 872770
NamUs Case Number: MP6194
Agency Case Number: M13B4888
NCIC Number: M530524219

James Richard Howell has a national Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. The above image and information are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
There is a Doe Network profile for this missing and once young boy. Click here to view it.
James Richard Howell has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This article was written when this missing and once young boy reached his 40th annual missing date. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on James Richard Howell’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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