Sun. Mar 26th, 2023

Houston police said a body found Saturday afternoon is believed to be of a missing tattoo artist, Julian Issac.

While officials said they still need to positively identify the body, the recovery occurred near where the man was last seen earlier this week in southeast Houston, Texas.

The 29-year-old tattoo artist was last seen Tuesday on the 11700 block of Teaneck Drive.

“We don’t have a positive ID on the body at this time. However, we are pretty certain that the person was reported missing back on Tuesday. That is based on the clothing description that was given to us a few days ago,” said HPD Detective Kyle Heaverlo.

According to police, a neighbor said around 1 p.m. Saturday they smelled an order and thought it was a dead animal. Upon further investigation, they discovered the body.

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Family and police are searching for a Houston tattoo artist, 29-year-old Julian Isaac, who’s been missing since Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Issac’s mother, Azilie Issac, told KPRC 2 that her son was taking an Uber to visit his girlfriend who lives near Teaneck Drive on Tuesday from downtown Houston. Azilie said Julian was texting her during the ride and arrived at her home around 4:30 a.m.

She said once he got to the home, he texted her that he was going to be killed and then called saying he was being chased around 5 a.m.

Azilie said when she called the girlfriend to go look for Julian because he was in the area. She told her she couldn’t because she had to take her daughter to school. Azilie said at one point, her son’s phone butt-dialed her and she heard her son cursing frantically in fear. That call occurred around 5 a.m. and she hasn’t heard from him since.

She said she notified Julian’s twin brother and he was able to track Julian’s cellphone by using Find My iPhone. Azilie said that she and her other son Ubered to the location but there was no trace of Julian. She said they called the police and told them what happened.

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Azilie said Julian’s disappearance is unlike him and that he does not go this long without talking to her or any of his other family members.

“I’m praying that he is trying to find his way back home or maybe in a hotel watching the news to see that we are looking for him,” she said.

The family met Friday at Burnett Elementary School, 11825 Teaneck Drive, to help spread the word and search for Julian. Texas EquuSearch launched an active search on Saturday at the school. The organizers will use foot searchers and ATVs.

Anyone with information on Julian’s whereabouts is asked to call the Houston Police Missing Person Department at 832-394-1840.

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