|Name||Howard Wesley Evans|
|Found||January 14, 1986|
|Location||Ormond Beach, Florida|
|Missing from||Volusia County, Florida|
|Cause of death||Beating|
Howard Wesley "Kip" Evans (March 25, 1955 - c. 1984) was a man found murdered in Florida in 1986.
He was identified in April 2020.
Kip was last seen in Volusia County in June 1984. Not much information is known about his disappearance.
Kip's family attempted to report him missing to the police but no missing persons report was ever filed. Kip was declared legally dead six years later.
Kip's skeletal remains were discovered on January 14, 1986, in Bulow State Park, Ormond Beach, Florida. He had suffered blunt force trauma and was possibly dumped at the location, which led investigators to rule his death as a homicide.
DNA testing was performed on the remains in 2006 and 2011, but there were no matches to missing person reports.
In 2019, a Facebook post surfaced from one of Kip's relatives claiming they had not seen him since 1984 and no missing person report was ever filed. After DNA was compared from Kip's relatives and the remains, a positive match was confirmed.
Kip's family are unaware of any connection he may have had to the KKK.
His murder remains unsolved and police are still looking for the people responsible.
- Light brown hair, worn in in a ponytail.
- Hemifacial Microsomia, resulting in his jaw protruding to the right side of his face.
- Poor oral health causing periodontal disease.