I found this article about Gregory Howell, about whom I knew nothing until now. It’s a very sad story. He disappeared in 2005. The man was a drug addict and would rob drug dealers to get money to support his habit. He was poking death with a stick. But he was a human being and his life meant something, especially to his loving family.
Most of the comments on the article are vicious. Why are we wasting tax dollars looking for a missing druggie, his disappearance was his own fault, etc. One person blames his family, saying they enabled his habit. And this commenter knows that how? Maybe Gregory’s family tried to get him help and he refused it. He was a grown man and nobody could stop him using drugs but him.