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Bryan Ashley Howser

Missing Person, Presumed Deceased

Bryan Ashley Howser
Age At Report: 33
DOB: March 17, 1968
Weight: 155 lbs.
Height: 5’06”
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Disability – physical / mental
Missing From: Des Moines, IA
Missing Since: April 4, 2001

Bryan Ashley Howser, 33, was reported missing to the Des Moines Police Department on April 4, 2001. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a black Hawkeye sweatshirt.

Howser married Anne Marie Mathes, 18, in December 1998, and both were later charged with conspiracy to commit theft. Howser served time in prison, but vanished after his release.

Howser is presumed to be deceased. In a March 4, 2012 obituary for his aunt, Linda Kellum, Bryan Howser is listed as one of those who preceded Kellum in death.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Bryan Howser’s mysterious disappearance or unexplained whereabouts, please contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811.


5 Responses to Bryan Howser

  1. Pennee Lynn Tracey says:

    All I know is my brother has been missing. Bryan Ashley Howser. Someone knows something and has seen something,As far as Anne yes they did have an age difference but I do not think that she had anything to do with this. I know he jumped off the Scott avenue Bridge. His body was not recovered.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    So, I assume that the wife reported him missing. It makes me wonder who else were they involved with. Also, she was about 12 years younger then he was. It makes me wonder if she became involved with him. Also, what knowledge she has or had in regards to his disappearance.

  3. andrea says:

    He did serve time in prison. Also, in early 2001 he appeared in court on a conspiracy to commit theft felony charge. It stemmed from a 1997 case, but evidently because he was in prison it wasn’t addressed in 1997. Also, Anne Marie was charged at the same time with conspiracy to commit theft.

  4. andrea says:

    They were married; she is listed various places online as Anne Marie Howser, including on the Iowa courts website.

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