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    CA - Jeffrey Howard, 40, Thousand Oaks, 21 Dec 2006

    Father won't give up the search for his missing son
    By Nancy Needham nancy@theacorn.com

    It has been six months since Jeffrey Scott Howard, 40, disappeared, and still no one has seen a trace of him or his car. Both went missing at around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 21.
    His wife, Thue Howard, said that was the last time she saw him. He told her he had a headache as she rested with their newborn daughter sleeping nearby. When she awoke at around 5 a.m., her husband was gone, along with a burgundy 2003 Hyundai Elantra, from their home at the 1800 block of Avenida de Las Flores.
    His father, Stan Howard of Arizona, said he left with about $80 in his wallet and without a cellphone he usually would be carrying. No one knows where to look, so the police, family and friends have been searching everywhere they can think of, but after six months they are running out of ideas.
    "We've driven over 7,000 miles retracing where he grew up," his father said.
    They have given posters to police in California, Arizona and Nevada, and nothing has turned up, he said.
    "It is frustrating without any clues," Howard said.
    Police are storing DNA, dental records and fingerprints at the FBI's National Crime Information Center in case he turns up at a hospital or somewhere and needs to be identified.
    Detectives have been tracking his ATM and credit cards, and there has been no activity on them. They have also talked with those who knew him and ran a forensic test on his computer.
    At one point the family hired a psychic because they saw no other avenues to go down. Since then, they have given up on that, his father said.
    "The psychic's information was so general we couldn't even pinpoint it to a city or town," he said.
    His father remembers when he was a minister in the 1960s when distraught parents from the Midwest would send him posters with pictures of their missing children for him to put up around the California town he served in where the hippie movement was popular.
    He felt compassion for them and did his best to help, he remembered, never thinking he could someday be among those suffering from the loss of a child.
    "We're hoping someone will accidentally find the car and we will know where to look," he said.
    Before he disappeared, his father, who lives in Arizona, did not notice anything that made him worry about his son, he said.
    "We communicated over the Internet a few days before he disappeared, and he was very upbeat.
    "He was waiting to find out if he passed his real estate exam, which we knew he would because he is very bright and had gotten a 97 on the test he'd taken before, and had a job offer he was about to begin," his father said.
    "It's not like him to take off like this."
    He could have gone out for headache medicine. If someone was broken down on the side of the road, he would have stopped and helped them. He has done that before, his father speculated.
    Stan Howard said his son likes to go to parks to be alone, so the family has searched all the parks and beaches they can think of.
    After he was reported missing, his family traveled for miles up and down the highways and the canyon roads looking for signs of a car going off the side. They also left fliers at airports around Southern California asking pilots to look around when they are in the air to see if they spot the car.
    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Thousand Oaks detectives: (805) 494-8201.

    http://www.toacorn.com/news/2007/061..._Page/004.html

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    Thread on Jeffrey from Project Jason:



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    Endangered Missing Adult
    Jeffrey Scott Howard



    If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
    Thousand Oaks Police Department at (805) 494-8200

    Jeffrey Scott Howard

    Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
    Alias / Nickname: Jeff
    Date of Birth: 1966-04-05
    Date Missing: 2006-12-21
    From City/State: Thousand Oaks, CA
    Missing From (Country): USA
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 40
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Height: 73 inches
    Weight: 180 pounds
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Green
    Complexion: Light
    Glasses/Contacts Description: Glasses with wire frames.
    Identifying Characteristics: Reddish spots on ankles from birth.
    Clothing: Black sweater, black dress shirt, navy blue slacks, belt, dark colored socks, black shoes, dark sport coat, wallet.
    Jewelry: Gold wedding ring with 10 diamonds in the center, University of California Santa Barbara gold class ring, Sieko Kinetic silver watch with a silver band.
    Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Jeffrey was last seen at approximately 5:00pm at his residence in the vicinity of Avenida de las Flores and Erbes Rd. in Thousand Oaks, CA. His vehicle is also missing and is described as a burgundy, four door, 2003 Hyundai Elantra with CA Lic.# 5KRP048.

    Investigative Agency: Thousand Oaks Police Department
    Phone: (805) 494-8200
    Investigative Case #: 06-34092
    NCIC #: M-846254793

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    Thousand Oaks man remains missing after six days
    Family continuing search today

    By Sam Richard, srichard@VenturaCountyStar.com
    December 27, 2006

    Family members intend to continue a six-day-old search for a Thousand Oaks man who disappeared without a trace.

    Stan Howard drove from Casa Grande, Ariz., and arrived in California on Sunday to begin searching for his son, Jeffrey Howard, 40, who was reported missing Dec. 21. He and other family members searched Decker Road, parts of Sycamore Canyon Road and other areas but found nothing in their search.

    They plan to continue their search and expand it with more people today, Stan Howard said.

    "The biggest problem is we just don't know where to look," he said Tuesday.

    Jeffrey Howard left his home Dec. 21, most likely around 4 a.m., said Alan Hartkop, a detective with the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

    He had difficulty sleeping and complained of a severe headache and disorientation around 2:30 that morning after his wife, Thuc Howard, tended to their infant daughter.

    She recommended that he take some medicine, and Jeffrey Howard went to another room, she said, adding that he must have gone to his office. Thuc Howard woke up about 5 a.m. to wake her husband, whose turn it was to take care of their daughter.

    After calling out his name, she heard nothing. Thuc Howard noticed that the black shoes he usually had in front of the door were gone. She guessed that he had gone to get coffee, something he sometimes does.

    After paging him, Thuc Howard saw that her husband had left his cell phone home. Sometimes he forgets his phone, she said.

    Hartkop said that the circumstances of his disappearance are "unknown" and that he would not want to speculate.

    Family members fear that Jeffrey Howard's headache and disorientation are somehow linked to his disappearance.

    Stan Howard said maybe his son got lost somewhere, and possibly drove off a road because of his disorientation or headache.

    Another theory is that he went shopping for Christmas gifts, since he had trouble sleeping, Stan Howard said.

    Jeffrey Howard had recently been depressed because of stress he was going through, his father said, including trying to find a job, taking care of their 9-week-old daughter and studying for a real estate exam. The stress could have played into his disappearance, too, Stan Howard said.

    Stan Howard, however, said he does not believe that his son was suicidal because he showed no signs of that. Life was looking good for Jeffrey, who his father said recently found out that he would be working as a mortgage banker after passing the real estate exam.

    Police have scoured areas such as parking lots and motels in Thousand Oaks, Hartkop said, adding that there is no evidence of foul play. They also have kept track of Jeffrey Howard's credit card activities and have not noticed anything, he said. Family members also have passed out fliers and called friends and other people Jeffrey knows, but did not come up with any information.

    He drove a four-door, burgundy 2003 Hyundai Elantra. Jeffrey Howard has brown eyes and is about 6 feet tall, 175 pounds.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Thousand Oaks Police Department at 494-8200.

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/printedi...-pe-california
    Family, authorities search for missing Ventura County man
    Jeff Scott Howard, the father of a newborn, disappeared from his Thousand Oaks home a week ago. His Hyundai Elantra is also gone.

    By Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
    December 28, 2006

    The family of a Thousand Oaks man, missing for the last week, has joined local law enforcement officials in asking for the public's help in locating the father of a 9-week-old daughter.

    Jeff Scott Howard, 40, was last seen by his wife, Thuc, early Dec. 21 in their condominium in the 1800 block of Avenida de Las Flores. The couple were awakened by their daughter, Jasmine, for a feeding, and Howard complained of a severe headache.

    Howard took some medication for his pain and retreated to another room. When his wife checked on him hours later, Howard was missing along with his red 2003 Hyundai Elantra sedan, California license number 5KRP048. He didn't take his cellphone or checkbook, relatives said.

    Parents Stan and Thaya Howard traveled from their Arizona home to the Conejo Valley on Sunday and have worked with family members to locate their missing son.

    "We tried everything," Stan Howard said. "We've retraced familiar paths where he would go."

    Stan Howard said the next step is to place fliers at regional airports and to review his son's personal e-mails in the days before his disappearance.

    Authorities describe Jeff Howard as white and about 6 feet, 175 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

    He often wore glasses and is believed to be wearing a black jacket, a blue shirt, pants and shoes.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Ventura County sheriff's detectives at (805) 494-8201 or his parents at (888) 836-8617.

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    http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/app...WS01/612290313

    Man's disappearance baffles Thousand Oaks family
    Former Visalia man disappears, may be in area

    By Greg Ubbelohde
    Staff writer

    Authorities still haven't found any signs indicating the whereabouts of a missing Thousand Oaks resident who used to live in Visalia.

    Jeffrey Scott Howard, 40, was complaining of a headache at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 21, and his wife, Thuc, suggested he take some medication and go lie in the other room, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

    When Thuc Howard got up at 5 a.m., her husband was gone, along with his car.

    Howard has been missing since, leaving Thuc Howard to take care of their 9-week-old daughter. Authorities have been searching for information but haven't come up with anything, said Capt. Ron Nelson of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
    "We've been monitoring [his credit cards] and there hasn't been any activity," Nelson said.

    In the past two days, detectives have been looking through Howard's computer for information, Nelson said.

    Howard's father, Stan Howard, said one of the places his son could be is Visalia, where the family used to live.

    "He would come up [to Visalia] if he were depressed and wanted to go to a familiar place," Stan Howard said, guessing at his son's whereabouts.

    Stan Howard was the pastor at First Christian Church in Visalia from 1975 to 1978. The family moved away about 27 years ago. Jeffrey Howard attended Redwood High School for one year.

    Stan Howard was in Visalia last month to attend the funeral of one of the First Christian Church members, and he said several people were asking about his son.

    So far, no one in the area has heard anything. Visalia Police Department Agent Corey Sumpter said there isn't much the police can do.

    "Unless the agency that took the missing persons report contacts us, we wouldn't have any idea that the person is missing," Sumpter said.

    If Howard is in Visalia, Stan Howard said, he would have come to visit someone.

    "He might go up into the mountains, but that's not his style," Stan Howard said. "He would go to see people."

    The disappearance comes as a complete shock to the family.

    Howard had just gotten a job as a mortgage broker in Thousand Oaks, remodeled the family's house for sale and was taking care of a daughter he loved very much, Stan Howard said.

    Now all the family can do is wait.

    "He was the kind of guy that wouldn't upset anyone intentionally," Stan Howard said. "His wife commented that he would stop by the side of the road if someone had a car problem."

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    http://www.toacorn.com/news/2007/010...unity/005.html

    Thousand Oaks man remains missing
    By Nancy Needham nancy@theacorn.com

    STAN HOWARD
    Special to the Acorn

    It's a mystery that so far no one has a clue how to solve. No one knows where to look for Jeffrey Scott Howard, so police, family and friends of the missing Thousand Oaks man are searching everywhere they can think of.

    The last time his wife, Thue Howard, or anyone else reports seeing Howard, 40, was around 2:30 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 21.

    His father, Stan Howard of Arizona, said Jeffrey left home in the early morning with about $80 in his wallet and without the cellphone he usually carried.

    According to a missing person report filed with police at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21, his wife said Howard had complained of having a headache at 2:30 a.m. When Thue Howard woke up at around 5 a.m., her husband and his burgundy 2003 Hyundai Elantra were gone.

    Thousand Oaks detectives are investigating Howard's disappearance from the couple's home in the 1800 block of Avenida de Las Flores. There is no known medical history linked to his disappearance or any explanation so far, said Capt. Ron Nelson, spokesperson for the sheriff's department.

    "There is no evidence of foul play at this time," Nelson said.

    Detectives have consulted family members, neighbors, clergy and others who know Howard. They are also tracking his financial dealings, Nelson said. There appears to be no record of anyone using items such as his ATM or credit cards.

    He is a white male, 6 feet tall, of a medium build, with brown hair and green eyes. His car's California license plate is 5KRP048.

    Family members from Arizona have come to town to try to help with the search and offer support for Howard's wife. The couple has a 9-week-old daughter, Jasmine.

    "This has been a big shock, a horrible ordeal for the family. The family has had a terrible Christmas. We don't know what to do, where else to look; we don't have a lot to go on," Stan Howard said. Jeffrey Howard has been unemployed for about a year, Nelson said.

    The father said his son had been under a lot of stress and had seemed disoriented a few days before his disappearance, but it would be unusual for him to leave his family.

    "We communicated over the Internet a few days before he disappeared, and he was very upbeat. He was waiting to find out if he passed his real estate exam--which we knew he would because he is very bright and had gotten a 97 on the test he'd taken before--and had a job offer he was about to begin," his father said. "It's not like him to take off like this."

    Stan Howard speculated that his son could have gone out for headache medicine. If he had seen someone's car broken down on the side of the road, he would have stopped and helped; he has done that before, Howard said.

    He said his son likes to go to parks to be alone, so the family has searched all the parks and beaches they can think of. They have also driven for miles up and down the highways and the canyon roads. Stan Howard has even left fliers at airports around Southern California asking pilots to look around when they are in the air to see if they spot the car.

    "It would be better if it were a white car or a lighter color," Stan Howard said. He added that he has looked through his son's computer, which the police now are searching.

    "I couldn't find any clues on my son's computer," he said, only e-mails sent by Jeffrey, "a loving, positive man."

    Police no longer wait the 24 hours they once did before beginning a search for missing persons. As soon as someone reports a person missing, officers immediately put the information into a statewide missing persons database.

    Then police begin investigating, using additional resources if the person missing is a child, an Alzheimer's patient or otherwise considered at risk.

    Anyone with information about Howard is asked to call Thousand Oaks detectives at (805) 494-8201.

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    CA - Malibu Canyon, Skeletal remains in car, Mar'09 - Jeffrey Howard

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    March 31, 2009

    Hikers on Sunday found the car resting nose-down in a small cleft, about 800 feet down a cliff from Kanan-Dume Road, a winding route linking Agoura Hills with Malibu. A human skeleton was found inside.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office today had not identified the remains, but the car belonged to Jeffrey Howard and identification found with the remains had his name on it, said his father, Stan Howard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I am so glad he was found. Bless his heart.

    Prayers for the family.
    Bless the beasts and the children
    For in this world they have no voice,
    They have no choice.

    Iíve gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here.
    كلي

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    ID is not final, but the car was registered to Jeffrey Howard and his ID was found in the car. He was missing since 12-21-06.

    http://www.venturacountystar.com/new...e-those-of-to/

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    Prayers for the Howard family. This is a very sad story.

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    Remains Identified
    Skeletal remains found in car on Sunday belong to a Thousand Oaks man who vanished almost two and a half years ago. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office identified the remains as 42-year-old Jeffrey Howard.
    RIP Jeffrey
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    does LE have any indication as to how he died? is it suicide?
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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