Body discovered in SE Houston positively identified as missing tattoo artist, medical examiner says

Body found during search for missing tattoo artist
Body found during search for missing tattoo artist

HOUSTON – An autopsy report confirmed that the body found in southeast Houston Saturday afternoon was that of a missing Houston man Julian Issac.

The Houston Medical Examiners Office positively identified the body Tuesday morning.

The 29-year-old tattoo artist was last seen Tuesday, June 15 on the 11700 block of Teaneck Drive.

According to police, a neighbor said around 1 p.m. Saturday they smelled an odor and thought it was a dead animal. Upon further investigation, they discovered the body.

Family and police are searching for a Houston tattoo artist, 29-year-old Julian Isaac, who’s been missing since Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department. (KPRC 2)

Searching for Issac

Issac’s mother, Azilie Issac, told KPRC 2 that her son was taking an Uber to visit his girlfriend who lives near Teaneck Drive on Tuesday from downtown Houston. Azilie said Julian was texting her during the ride and arrived at her home around 4:30 a.m.

She said once he got to the home, he texted her that he was going to be killed and then called saying he was being chased around 5 a.m.

Azilie said when she called the girlfriend to go look for Julian because he was in the area. She told her she couldn’t because she had to take her daughter to school. Azilie said at one point, her son’s phone butt-dialed her and she heard her son cursing frantically in fear. That call occurred around 5 a.m. and she hasn’t heard from him since.

She said she notified Julian’s twin brother and he was able to track Julian’s cellphone by using Find My iPhone. Azilie told KPRC 2 that she and her other son Ubered to the location but there was no trace of Julian. She said they called the police and told them what happened.

Azilie said Julian’s disappearance is unlike him and that he does not go this long without talking to her or any of his other family members.

“I’m praying that he is trying to find his way back home or maybe in a hotel watching the news to see that we are looking for him,” she said.

The family met Friday at Burnett Elementary School, 11825 Teaneck Drive, to help spread the word and search for Julian. Texas EquuSearch launched an active search on Saturday at the school. The organizers will use foot searchers and ATVs.

Ty everyone for prayers and etc. there is a search today if u r interested or know someone who would like to participate in the search for my son!!!! Julian Issac. Ty in advance…. It’s today at 2pm.

Posted by Azilie Theresa-Boles Issac on Friday, June 18, 2021

Anyone with information on Julian’s whereabouts is asked to call the Houston Police Missing Person Department at 832-394-1840.

My friends. I was hesitant to post this because I didn’t want gossip I want prayer and people to truly pay attention to...

Posted by Azilie Theresa-Boles Issac on Thursday, June 17, 2021

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