Ashley Howley Has Been Missing Since June 16, 2004 …. Could Her Body/Remains have Finally Been Found
Breaking news in the 4 year old case of missing Ashley Lyn Howley.
Ashley Lyn Howley has been missing since June 16, 2004. At the time of her disappearance, Ashley Lyn Howley was 20 years old. At 3:13 a.m. June 16, 2004, Ashley Howley called the police to file an assault report. She stated Robert MacMichael had hit her on the head, choked her, and threatened to kill her. This was the last confirmed contact with Ashley Lyn Howley.
After she was reported missing, detectives searched her apartment but found no signs of foul play at the apartment. Ashley’s car was a 1995 gold Pontiac Bonneville with Ohio License #ER94JA which was located a few miles from her home, about a month after her disappearance.
At the time of her disappearance, Ashley worked as a dancer at the Dockside Dolls located at 2210 E Dublin-Granville Rd.
There may be breaking news in this 4 year old case of missing Ashley Lyn Howley. Police have confirmed that they found human remains on Friday morning at a Perry Township home Thursday but will not comment further.
Investigators received information that there were human remains in this area,” Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner said. “Over the last couple days, they came into the area, and we have confirmed that we have found human remains.”
There’s speculation that the body is that of Howley, who has been missing since June 2004, Newsome said.
Though investigators said they won’t know the identity of the body until DNA testing is complete, the area where the remains were found is significant.
The wooded area where investigators completed a three-day search was directly behind the home of Robert MacMichael, the father of Robert MacMichael II.
MacMichael II is currently in jail and is accused of killing his mother and her boyfriend in a Minerva Park home earlier this year.
MacMichael II also is the boyfriend of the 20-year-old dancer and was the only suspect in her disappearance, according to police. (NBC 4i)
The remains found this week likely will be identified with a DNA test. Police think they are Ashley Howley’s and suspect she was killed by her boyfriend in 2004. He was living near the area where the body was found.
Police are releasing little information but said the largely skeletal remains were found in what they described as a shallow grave.
“We have confirmed that we have found human remains,” said Sgt. Richard Weiner, a police division spokesman. “There is a probability that the remains belong to Ashley Howley.”
Howley, 20, disappeared from her North Side apartment in June 2004. The search location is directly behind a home linked to Robert P. MacMichael II, Howley’s former boyfriend and the prime suspect in her disappearance.
MacMichael lived at one time with his father at 8250 Olentangy River Road, a home perched on a hillside that overlooks the woods now being searched