Friends and family tell TV5 that Howard lived in the Ellsworth area at point.
Authorities say someone called police about 3 o’clock on Monday to report a body on the side of the road near Route 9.
Investigators found the body of a man off the road leading into the Scenic Vista Subdivision about a mile from the Clifton-Amherst town line.
State police are still awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner’s office before releasing the identity of the man and his cause of death.
Until that happens, they’re calling this case suspicious.