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Missing Children & Children Who Never Made It Home -- 14

Posted by Mja Staff_IN_NY on April 4, 2015 at 2:25 PM


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James Richard Howell : 9 years old

Went Missing on 5-28-1969 from Sterling Illinois...


Howell and his sister, Debra, were playing in the front yard of their home on West 13th Street in Sterling, Illinois on 5-28-1969..

Jim was going to build a cage for his birds..

Deb went into the house to get some nails and a hammer..

When she returned about a minute later..

The boards Jim had with him to build the cage were scattered along the street in front of the residence and Jim was gone...

Newspaper reports from days, months and a year after Howell's disappearance reveal several supposed sightings of the boy...

An ensuing search included a 400-person air & ground search party that worked its way through the area west of town..

Where Howell reportedly last was seen by his stepfather..

A search of Elkhorn Creek &the Rock River & divers searched gravel pits & water areas, with no results...


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Mja Inc Staff


Categories: MP--1960's, Children Who Never Made It Home

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