Archive for Thursday, November 19, 2009

Police suspect foul play in disappearance

November 19, 2009


— Bel Aire police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of an 82-year-old man who hasn’t been seen since March.

William L. Howell was last seen March 5 at the Bel Aire Recreation Center.

Bel Aire detective Craig Pentecost says Howell sometimes was gone overnight to visit friends. But he says the length of time since Howell was seen leads police to suspect foul play.

Howell is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds, has brown eyes and short gray hair. He walks with a limp or cane. He is diabetic and insulin dependent.

Howell’s family is offering a $1,000 reward, and Crime Stoppers is offering another $1,000 for information in the case.


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