Texas man found dead

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Darryl V. Howe, a Texas man who was reported missing last week at Knox Hill RV Park in Greene County was found dead

Monday from an apparent suicide.

According to Greene County Sheriff Johnny Isaac, a search party combed the park last Monday afternoon and found Howe near the place he was last seen. The department, Isaac said, was also finally able to find Howe’s family.

Email newsletter signup

“We found his sister in High River Canada,” Isaac said. “We talked to her and she came down the next day and took care of everything.”

Neither the department nor Howe’s family could provide a reason for the suicide.

Howe was last seen Thursday afternoon April 13, Sheriff Johnny Isaac said, and no one was sure where he went.

The park reported the man missing April 15 when they did not hear from him for a couple of days.

Howe, 57, had been staying at the park in a small tent. He arrived at the park in a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Wednesday.

Howe was last seen Thursday afternoon with a backpack and park personnel became concerned Sunday when they had not seen him for several days.

When deputies first arrived on the scene, Isaac said, they found Howe’s wallet and car keys. The wallet contained $45, Isaac said, and some paperwork including telephone numbers that may help them gather more information. Unfortunately, he said, there was no driver’s license and Howe’s license plates were not on file.

A search for Howe Sunday was unsuccessful, but Monday, after reorganizing, the body was recovered.