Police say abandoned car belongs to missing woman

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Officer Kevin Brownlee with the Longview PD:

LONGVIEW, TX - Detectives at the Longview Police Department are asking for help from the public to locate a woman reported missing.

A friend of 21-year-old Nicole Howard last saw her on May 21, 2009 at the McDonalds restaurant at 1803 West Loop 281 in Longview. Ms. Howard was wearing a green shirt and black capri style pants and was driving a black 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Ms. Howard is 5'05" tall, with black hair and blue eyes.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse was located abandoned on May 22, 2009 at 2934 Signal Hill Road in Longview.

Authorities in Harrison County located the body of an adult female earlier in the week, but it was determined not to be Ms. Howard.

Anyone with information about Nicole Howard's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Eric Hewitt of the Longview Police Department at 903-237-1151.