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By Stephanie Mojica

Delano Burkes, 26, a Houston real estate investor, was found dead two weeks after disappearing, according to

Burkes’ body was found in the Houston Ship Channel on Monday, Nov. 28. He was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 13 with his friends in the Heights neighborhood in Houston — about 15 miles away from where his body was found.

Karen Jeffrey, the mother of Burkes, saw surveillance videos of her son leaving McIntyre’s bar at about 1 am the night of Nov. 13. She told journalists that he appeared “drugged or something.”

Friends who were with Burkes that night said it seemed like he was experiencing pain in his side. The group got separated that night, leading Burkes to leave the bar alone.

The Houston Police Department has been investigating Burkes’ disappearance as a possible homicide. The cause of death has not been determined.

Media reports did not reveal the nature of Burkes’ real estate investments. Burkes was a former football player at Texas A&M University.