A burned-out Ford F250 that was reported stolen on May 2, 2023, contained Johnny Howard’s body.
On May 4, 2023, Stuttgart resident Johnny Howard was reported missing to the Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office. According to a formal news statement, officials discovered his death in a burned-out car on Hartz Seed Road, east of Stuttgart, later that day at about 5:00 pm.
Johnny Howard, an 18-year-old who stood 6 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighed 180 pounds, was last seen around 9:00 pm the day before he was reported missing, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
According to his loved ones, Johnny may have walked away or driven away in a white truck or a black car, based on the write-up.
Additionally, it is said that community organizers have offered a reward for any information leading to the arrests because no suspects have yet been identified. The informant will not be identified, and the incentive is worth $3,800.
Fox News also noted that less than two hours after the corpse and the pickup truck were discovered, a missing person complaint for Johnny was made, according to documents from the Stuttgart Police Department.
In a Facebook post regarding Johnny Howard’s passing, a professor who had been educating him for three years praised him for having excellent manners and being a friend to everyone.
She wrote, “Johnny was a kid. He did dumb stuff just like every kid – but that didn’t make him a bad kid just like it doesn’t make your kid a bad kid. Trust me, all of our kids are included. Johnny was not evil. He was not bad. Not on any day ever could you make me believe he somehow deserved this. He was not that guy.”