Delano Burkes Wiki – Delano Burkes Bio
Delano Burkes disappeared on November 13 after he went to McIntyre’s Bar to use the bathroom and was left there by friends.
The body of Delano Burkes, who has been missing for nearly two weeks, was discovered floating in the Houston Ship Channel in the 9600 block of High-Level Road by tugboats on Friday, November 25. Burkes, a real estate owner, was last seen leaving a bar in the Heights neighborhood, about 15 miles from where his body was found, on November 13. Burkes’ family released a statement to the same effect on Monday, November 28, which was corroborated by the medical examiners.
Delano Burkes died at the age of 26 years old.
Body Found Floating in Houston Channel
According to FOX 26 Houston, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee would have said: “I want to thank the layers of police, led by HPD, who began this investigation as a missing person investigation. They are still investigating it, but since this individual has it hasn’t been determined that he died of natural causes, then it’s likely a homicide. That means the person didn’t die of natural causes.”
BREAKING: According to family members, the body of missing 26-year-old Delano Burkes was found Friday floating in the water at the Port of Houston. Burkes was last seen leaving a bar in the Heights on Nov. 13th, about 15 miles from where his body was located. #houston pic.twitter.com/MnRsA0qaYo
— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) November 28, 2022
The night he disappeared, Burkes was with friends when he went into McIntyre’s Bar near West 19th Street to go to the bathroom. Burkes’s friends reportedly abandoned him when he failed to return while waiting in his car. Burkes was seen on security footage leaving the bar around 1 a.m. and appeared to be intoxicated. Security cameras caught the 26-year-old staggering and limping through the streets after he was reportedly forced to leave the establishment.
Delano Burkes' family and friends have not seen or heard from their loved one for five days now, and video suggests he may have been in distress. https://t.co/wPYdcmSQ3h
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 19, 2022
Burkes’s wife and friends became concerned the next day when he did not return with his car. Autumn, Burkes’ wife, told KHOU11: “Whatever happens, he’s going to call me. He’s going to call his family. He’s going to make sure he gets home. So this is not completely normal and something is wrong.”.
Over the past week or so, Congresswoman Lee has been in regular contact with the Delano family. She claimed that everyone was searching for answers about what happened to Delano and was hoping for closure. “There may be a lot of information that could help this family get closure and comfort during this difficult time,” Lee said. “We want to ask people to continue helping us find out what happened to Delano Burkes,” she added. His cause of death will be investigated by autopsy. Crime Stoppers of Houston is awarding a $5,000 reward for information related to the case.