But officers searching for the 37-year-old have today revealed his body has been found at Shire Hill in Glossop.
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said: “The family of Mr Howard, who is from Glossop, have been made aware and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
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“A formal ID has taken place and officers continue to make enquiries into the circumstances of his death, however, at this time, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”