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Case File 1929DMCA


Gregory Downes Howells
Missing since June 17, 1997 from Carmel Valley, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: December 6, 1954
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'11"; 190 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Howells was last seen on the Rancho Canada Golf Course in Carmel Valley, California on June 17, 1997.
Howells' tan Honda was found parked in the course's lot the morning after his disappearance. His wallet and identification were inside the vehicle, as was the manuscript of his latest play, Lazurus. He was a playwright and director. Howells' golf cart, iron and putter lay together near the 13th tee, of the course, not far from his driver with the sock cover removed.
Howells had been depressed prior to his disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Monterey County Sheriff's Department

Agency Case Number: 07-57497

NCIC Number: M-035174106
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA) - June 26, 1997
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - June 27, 1997
San Jose Mercury News (CA) - June 27, 1997
NamUs MP #15165

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