05-09-2009, 11:44 PM #1
TN - Howard Piner, 40, Brighton, 6 May 2009
Pictures of Howard: http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/Phot...e-8733cfa1d967
Family and friends of a missing Tipton County man are asking for your help.
Forty year-old Howard Piner of Brighton has been missing since Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The father of three left his home for a doctor's appointment in Raleigh, but never showed up.
Investigators say Piner's credit card was used at a nearby gas station minutes before his scheduled appointment.
"You would know where Howard was. He would not have left his family stranded and no contact. His cell phone has been turned off and there is no bank activity going on," says Beverly, a family friend.
Piner is the chief anesthetist at “Bowden Medical Center” in Memphis.
Piner was supposed to show up for an 8:00 a.m. doctor's appointment Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Methodist Hospital North at Austin Peay and New Covington Pike, but he didn't make it. At 7:30 a.m., investigators say Piner's debit card was used at a “Superlo” gas station pump seven miles south of the hospital on Covington Pike, but there has been no activity since.
Chief Donna Turner with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office says investigators were able to look at the surveillance video at that gas station, but it is not clear who was using the debit card because a pump was blocking the camera's view.
Howard Piner was last seen driving his 2005 grey two tone Ford F-150 crew cab truck with Tennessee tag 303 GDC.
05-11-2009, 11:46 AM #2
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 9:10 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 8:34 PM CDTJill Monier
BRIGHTON, Tenn. - A Tipton County man vanished after leaving his home in Brighton, Wednesday morning.
40 year old Lamar "Howard" Piner was scheduled for an 8 am doctor's appointment at Memphis Orthopedic Group off Highway 14 Wednesday.
He never showed up for the appointment.
His wife, Jeannie Piner says, "Throughout the day he didn't answer the phone. At that time I was thinking this was not right for him not to answer the phone or for him not to call me."
While there's a gas station next to where his appointment was, Piner's credit card was used half an hour before the appointment to buy gas at Super Low, 3.6 miles east of the doctor's office. He would have passed several other gas stations along the way.
Tipton County Sheriff's Deputies say surveillance video from the gas station shows the missing man's truck, but they can't tell who's inside it.
Piner's credit card hasn't been used since and his cell phone was turned off 10 minutes after the gas was bought.
Jeannie Piner says, "All his friends are around here, the pastor of our church and other friends are around here, I've called and they haven't heard anything from him."
Piner's wife reported him missing Wednesday night. He hasn't shown up for work at Bowden Surgery Center on Monroe where he is an anesthesia provider.
Right now, all his wife and three boys can do is sit and wait. "We're just staying prayerful, trying to stay prayerful and hope we find him," said Jeannie.
Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are now helping Tipton County Sheriff's deputies with the case.
Piner's believed to be driving a 2005 gray Ford F-150 crew cab truck with Tennessee license plate 303-GDC.
If you've seen Lamar "Howard" Piner, call Tipton County Sheriff's Office at (901) 475-4300.
05-11-2009, 11:50 AM #3
If his truck is still missing also, maybe he was in some kind of accident?
05-11-2009, 11:53 AM #4
Howard Piner, a registered nurse, at a surgery center still has not been heard from
since May 6, 2009, Wed.
His cell phone was turned off about 7:55a.m.
He got gas around 6:30a.m.
But video survelliance did not show the driver's face.
His pickup has not been found either.
1. Were other security cameras checked on the route to the gas station?
Perhaps there was a clear view of his face?
2. What about cameras immediately after the gas station?
3. News said 3.6 miles from his dr's appt., that he did not show for.
I would hope LE has traced on foot the road he took from home to the gas station.
If it was not him in the truck, then something happened between home and the gas station.
05-11-2009, 11:55 AM #5
I wonder what kind of roads would he have traveled to get to his dr appointment.
Is it just a straight shot to the doctor?
Are there hills with ravines next to them?
Is there a river or lake or pond or canal?
If I were LE or family, I would walk that 3.6 miles to the hospital and see
if I could notice any possible accident.
05-13-2009, 10:17 PM #6
May 13, 2009 news story. Co workers will search for Howard. Gps on cell phone is dormant.
This 40 yr old nurse with a family and children still missing.
Last edited by dreamweaver; 05-13-2009 at 10:19 PM. Reason: corrected link and add sentence
05-16-2009, 09:16 PM #7
This morning, Howard Piner found dead. He committed suicide. He was found in a Walmart parking lot in Greenwood, MS.
Prayers for his family, they have an answer.
RIP Howard Piner.
05-17-2009, 10:40 AM #8
This is so sad. Those poor kids,my heart aches for them. Prayers for the family.
05-18-2009, 12:26 PM #9
So sad. Prayers for his family and friends.
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