Investigators are trying to find a man who has been missing since Oct. 25, when he was last seen at an Elkton, Md., motel, police reported.
Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an Elkton Police Department spokesman, identified the missing person as Jonathan Howard, a 42-year-old man who moved to this area from Alabama about 18 months ago.
Howard’s mother, who lives in Tuscaloosa, Ala., made the missing persons report over the phone last week, after Howard’s friends and relatives in this area informed her that they hadn’t seen him in a while, according to Zurolo.
“He doesn’t have a permanent address. He usually lives in his car or stays with friends or stays at the Motel 6,” Zurolo said, adding that Howard was last seen at that Motel 6 in the 200 block of Belle Hill Road on Oct. 25.
Howard moved to his area because he has a friend who lives in Newark, police reported.
“Right now, nothing indicates foul play,” Zurolo said.
Howard drives a silver 2012 Hyundai Veloster with an Alabama license plate that reads 63AW719.
Anyone with information concerning Howard’s whereabouts is asked to call the Elkton Police Department at 410-398-4200.
Also, according to Facebook posts by a woman identifying herself as Howard’s sister, people with information also can call 405-795-6544.
Investigators do not believe that Howard’s disappearance is related to a nearly 3-month-old, high-profile missing persons case in which Eugene Ricardo Levenberry, 19, and Jesse Veasey, Jr., 16, vanished in August — within 18 hours of each other, police reported.
Veasey was last seen in public between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Aug. 18, as he willingly got into a “blue four-door Chevy sedan” occupied by a heavy set white man and a white woman in Hollingsworth Manor, police said.
Levenberry was last seen in public between 11 a.m. and noon on Aug. 19 — when he got off the bicycle he had been riding near the park on Cow Lane in Hollingsworth Manor, abandoned it there, and then willingly entered the same car that Veasey had entered some 18 hours earlier, police added.
The car was occupied by the same heavyset man and woman, according to police.
In that missing persons case, the FBI is offering $5,000 to anyone who can supply information leading to the location of Levenberry and Veasey. Anyone with information that might help investigators locate Veasey and Levenberry is asked to call the FBI Baltimore Division at 410-265-8080 or the Elkton Police Department at 410-398-4200.