James Richard Howell
North American Missing Persons Network
James Richard Howell

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Above Images: Right: age-progressed to 50 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 28, 1969 from Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 28, 1959
  • Age: 9
  • Height: 4'5" (135 cm)
  • Weight: 79 lbs (36 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Blue jeans and a white T-shirt. White tennis shoes.
  • AKA: Jimmy
  • Case Number: M00A7263

  • Details of Disappearance
    James Howell was last seen outside his residence on May 28, 1969.

    It was the middle of the afternoon, May 28, 1969, when Jimmy Howell found an injured pigeon. He brought it to his home on the west side of Sterling, where he and his sister Debra were going to build a cage.

    Debra went inside the house to get nails and a hammer. She returned a minute later and James had disappeared. The wooden boards he had collected for the cage were scattered along the street in front of the house.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Whiteside County Sheriff's Office

    Source Information
    Sauk Valley - IL