Incident at 4900 Airport
August 27, 2005 -- Houston police
have learned the identity of a dead man found at 4900 Airport
about 12:30 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 26). He has been identified as
Mr. Sammy Kirk, 75, of 5834 Southlea.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants C.T. Mosqueda
and T. Hernandez reported:
A witness discovered the body of a black male
on the southern banks of Sims Bayou at 4900 Airport. Investigators
have confirmed it to be that of Mr. Kirk who was reported missing
from his residence in the early morning hours of August 15, 2005.
Kirk's disappearance prompted an extensive search by the community
and police. At the time of his disappearance, Mr. Kirk's family
believed that he was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's
Disease and may have simply wondered away from his residence.
Although there are no signs of foul play in connection
with the discovery of Mr. Kirk, his cause of death is pending
a ruling by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.