Details of Disappearance Howley disappeared from Columbus, Ohio on June 16, 2004. In April 2008, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area beside the Olentangy River in northern Franklin County, Ohio. This location is close to a house where Howley's ex-boyfriend, Robert P. MacMichael II, sometimes lived with his father.
MacMichael is presently incarcerated for two unrelated murders. He is the prime suspect in Howley's death as well, but no charges have been filed as of this writing.