19 Year Old Hayley Howard Missing Since 3/1/14 in New Orleans, Louisiana … MAPS (Update: Hayley Stopped for a Flat Tire on Her Way Home to Slidell)(Update: Hayley Howard Found Dead in Car in Irish Bayou)
19 year old Hayley Howard has been missing since early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 in New Orleans, LA near the UNO Lakefront Campus. Hayley was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Drive (MAP) at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday in her 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643. According to reports, she was intoxicated. According to police, Haley’s cell phone was pinged in the area of Leon C. Simon about 2:00 a.m. Saturday, and near the Irish Bayou around 6:00 Saturday morning. She has not been heard or seen since.
Missing – Hayley Howard
Hayley Howard was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Dr. at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Her family has not seen or heard from her since her disappearance.
Hayley was last seen intoxicated in her vehicle, a 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643.
She is described as a Caucasian female, about 5’3″ tall, and weighing about 105 lbs. Hayley was last seen wearing a knee-length, black dress with white polka dots, and black shoes with a small heel and silver accent on the toe.
A friend told deputies she stopped for a flat tire on her way home to Slidell and a passing motorist helped her. The NOPD says they determined her cell phone was near Irish Bayou around 6 a.m. Saturday.
Hayley Howard – Facebook
UPDATE II: Second map of the route that missing Hayley Howard would have taken from school to her home.
Howard, 19, has been missing since Saturday around 1:50 a.m. She was last seen on UNO’s campus. Her family says she was on her way home to Slidell when her 2002 Toyota Corolla with the Louisiana license plate XBP 643 had a flat tire. A group of people helped her fix it then she mysteriously disappeared.
“I was told by her boyfriend, the last person to speak with her, ‘They were nice people a group of nice people. Helped me change the tire,’ she said. She wanted to go. Apparently she had left the area and wanted to go back and thank them and pay them,” said her father James Howard.
“That’s obviously a suspicious thing for us that the last person that allegedly saw her was helping her repair a flat tire in the middle of the night,” said Hayley Howard’s friend Elizabeth Gelvin.
Search Area looks very close to MAP 1 from above
The search Wednesday for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterway off of Interstate 10 at the Irish Bayou exit, where rescue crews had gathered in the afternoon.
A police boat placed a buoy near the Irish Bayou bridge by 4:15 p.m. But authorities had not provided any details about why they had shifted their focus to the water.
It always troubled me that it was originally reported she was last seen driving away intoxicated. Sadly, today the body of missing Hayley Howard was found. The car belonging to missing UNO student Hayley Howard was brought up from the water by a bridge over the bayou one mile before the Irish Bayou exit on I-10 eastbound on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
A heavy police presence and a helicopter were at the scene in Irish Bayou in the search for 19-year-old Hayley Howard.
A tow truck arrived at the scene where a silver car was pulled from the water.
Police said Howard’s body was found in the vehicle.
According to police, Howard appeared to crash into the bayou. Foul play was not immediately suspected and the investigation was being treated as a fatal accident. Ttoxicology test will be performed.
Crews pulled a silver car from the Irish Bayou at the edge of Lake Pontchatrain Wednesday, as the search for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterways off of Interstate 10. A body was recovered, authorities confirmed.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is expected to give a statement by early evening. Howard’s relatives, including her mother, were on the scene, praying and embracing supporters.
A coroner’s van had arrived by 5 p.m.
If anyone has any information about Hayley’s whereabouts, please call Detective Sandra Contreras at the sixth district station at 658-6060 or 658-6146.