Sadly, the GBI confirmed on Thursday afternoon, June 16, that the body of a homicide victim found in Paulding County, Georgia, on June 3, 2016, has been positively identified as Howard Sewell. Crime Stoppers has since confirmed a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. Howard’s family, friends and co-workers at Van Michael Salon join the police and Crime Stoppers in the search for answers regarding his death.
“We would like to thank the media and members of the community who have come together to help us, along with Howard’s family and loved ones, in the search to locate our beloved friend and co-worker. It is with heavy hearts that we must now shift our efforts to finding the person(s) responsible for his death. With that, the Van Michael Salon family has pledged to increase the existing Crime Stoppers reward to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. We are committed to finding justice for Howard and providing much-needed closure for his family and friends,” Michael Council, co-founder of Van Michael Salon, said in a statement to press.
Anonymous tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.
Funeral services for Howard Sewell will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Browns Chapel Baptist Church, located at 1030 Browns Chapel Road, Bishop, GA 30621.