UPDATE: Body of Missing Man Found

A missing man from Lindsborg was found dead yesterday south of Salina on a property along Old Highway 81.

Christopher Howell, 25, was reported missing in August by a sister. The sister brought Howell to the Ambassy Hotel on West Crawford in May to board a bus to visit another sibling in Oregon.

In August, when the sister contacted the sibling in Oregon, they discovered that Howell was not at either residence, which prompted the missing person report. Howell was found hanging in a tree by several teenagers driving golf balls yesterday.

Saline County Sheriff’s Office deputies suspect the body has been hanging for quite some time.

An autopsy is expected, although deputies believe this was a suicide, and no foul play is suspected.

ORIGINAL: Family and friends are trying to find a Salina man who has been missing since early May.

According to Kansas Missing and Unsolved, 25-year-old Christopher “Chris” Howell went missing the week of May 6th. He was last seen at the Ambassy Hotel at, 217 S Broadway in Salina, where he was dropped off by a relative.

Howell was to have boarded a bus in Salina to visit a relative in another city. He never made it to the relative’s location.

Howell stands 6′ 4″ tall, and weighs 182 pounds. He has brown / dirty blonde hair, and brown eyes. He might have a reddish in color beard.

Anyone with any information regarding Christopher “Chris” Howell is asked to call the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office at 620-245-1225.


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