SUGAR LAND, Texas – Police confirmed Friday that a body found late Thursday night in Oyster Creek near Sugar Land Bridge is that of 25-year-old George Edgar Solis of Brazoria County.
Family and friends gathered at the Sugar Land Police Department to comfort one another Thursday.
"Devastated, you know? We're devastated," Blanca Lee, a relative of Solis, said.
Solis' abandoned truck was found on Jan. 29 parked in the mud near Lifetime Fitness on Highway 6 about a block from where his body was found, police said. Passersby called police after seeing the empty truck with the motor running since 1 a.m. that morning.
Solis was reported missing later that day.
Police ended their search for Solis on Friday.
"We just recently pulled the body out of the water. The death investigator has ordered an autopsy," Capt. James Davis, of the Sugar Land Police Department, said.
Investigators said that earlier in the day, two fishermen found Solis' body floating in Brooks Lake.
"My sister is devastated. My brother-in-law is devastated. We're just going to give them comfort. It's hard," Lee said. "(He was) very sweet, very gentle. 'Yes, sir. Yes. ma'am.' Never got in trouble."
With no signs of foul play, police said, lots of questions about exactly how he died remain unanswered. The family said that, right now, they're thankful for the closure they have.
"It's a sad loss. I love him with all my heart," Lee said.
Officers are working a scene in the area of 1200 Hwy 6 and Brooks St where the body of an unidentified male is being removed from the water. No other information available at this time.— City of Sugar Land (@SugarLandtxgov) February 8, 2018
Anyone with information about Solis' death should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).