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.