Reward now offered in Howard Sewell case

Crime Stoppers has now offered up to a $2,000 reward for information in the case of a missing man who turned up murdered.

Family reported Howard Sewell, 35, missing on June 1. Sewell lived in Smyrna and worked in Sandy Springs. 

According to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, they were called to the scene of an unidentified body found off Marietta Highway on June 3.  Through forensic testing, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the remains as those of Sewell.  Further tests revealed that Sewell had been murdered.

"As silly as it sounds, I just talk to him and tell him I'm sorry because I don't know what he went through and he didn't deserve it," said Faith Sewell Melton, Sewell's sister.  "He's the kind of person that would give you the shirt off his back."

Investigators ask anyone with information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577- 8477 or the Paulding County Sheriff's Office at 770-443-3015.

The case remains under investigation by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Marietta Police Department, and the Cobb County Police Department.

Family members set up an online account to try to raise money to increase the reward fund. Anyone who wishes to donate can go to 

Funeral services for Sewell will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Brown's Chapel Baptist Church in Bishop, Georgia.