Man’s body found floating on water at Houston Ship Channel is believed to be missing 26-year-old Delano Burkes, Texas EquuSearch says

Delano Burkes (Image provided by Houston Police)

HOUSTON – A man’s body found floating on water at the Houston Ship Channel on Friday is believed to be that of missing 26-year-old Delano Burkes, Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller told KPRC 2 on Monday.

Houston police said tugboat employees found the man floating in a body of water and reported it to authorities at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

HPD’s dive team arrived and retrieved the body.

An autopsy is being performed by the Harris County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

Burkes was last seen leaving a bar in the 1200 block of 20th Street, on Nov. 13, according to police. He was wearing blue pants and a black and gray button-up shirt.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Unit at 713-308-3600.


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