NEW ORLEANS— University of New Orleans student and Slidell native Hayley Howard has been reported as missing since the morning of Saturday, March 1. A friend was the last to have seen her around 1:50 A.M., departing the parking lot at UNO on 2000 Lakeshore Drive.
It is believed that her car, a 2002 silver Toyota Carolla with the Louisiana license plate number XBP 643, got a flat tire and she pulled over, intoxicated, to the side of the road to repair it. A passing motorist assisted her and she has not been heard from since. Her cell phone was last tracked near the Irish Bayou on Saturday morning, around 6 A.M.
19-years-old and Caucasian, Howard is of petite build— 5’3″ tall and 105 pounds. She has dark features and short brown hair. The outfit she was last seen in was a black dress with white polka-dots, knee-length, and black kitten heels with silver accents on the toes.
Howard is a graduate of Northshore High School in Slidell and the community is incredibly worried about her whereabouts. She is also employed at Superior Seafood on St. Charles and Napoleon. UNO students and close friends of Howard have been passing out fliers and acting as search parties. Both the New Orleans Police Department and St. Tammy Parish deputies are in the process of investigation.
If anyone has seen or heard from Howard or has any information on where she could be, please call Detective Sandra Contreras at (504) 658-6060 or (504) 658-6146.