Tamika Howard

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Above Images: Howard, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 25, 2008 from Newark, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 27, 1970
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'7, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Howard has a dark-colored birthmark near her right eye. Some agencies give her last name as Howard-Oriolo.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray Corona t-shirt, red and white shirts, and no shoes or only one shoe.
  • Medical Conditions: Howard is addicted to drugs.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Howard was last seen in Newark, New Jersey on May 25, 2008. She worked as a prostitute in Essex County, New Jersey and frequented abandoned buildings in the area of Sherman Avenue and Somerset Street. Howard was last seen when she left to go to work. She has never been heard from again. Her mother reported her missing approximately three months later.

    Howard may have been seen in Penn Station in New York City after her disappearance, working as a prostitute. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Newark Police Department
    973-733-4336

    OR
    New Jersey State Police
    609-203-3125

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The New Jersey Star-Ledger
    New Jersey State Police

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 17, 2010; casefile added.

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