Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A red t-shirt, blue jeans under green and white basketball shorts, red and white sneakers, and a hoop earring.
Medical Conditions Howard is in need of regular medication for unspecified reasons.
Other characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Howard's nickname is Little Rick. He had a mustache, beard and goatee at the time of his disappearance. He was born with an extra pinky finger on his right hand the finger was removed, but a noticeable bump remains. His left ear is pierced.
Details at time of disappearance: Howard was last seen in Detroit, Michigan on June 1, 2003. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.