by JV Villar, ABS-CBN News
MISSOURI CITY, TX — The body of a missing Filipino nurse in Houston has been found, more than a week after he went missing.
The Harris County medical examiner’s office confirms it was the body of 44-year old Glenser Soliman, which was found by a man who was walking his dog last Saturday along Hirshfield Road.
He saw Soliman’s remains under some debris.
His loved-ones filed a missing person’s report on February 16, after Soliman failed to show up for work at St. Luke’s hospital, where he was a nurse supervisor.
Friends and colleagues flooded Facebook with messages of condolences to Soliman’s family.
Soliman’s family has refused to grant interviews following this tragic development.
But his loved-ones expressed their gratitude to the community for their help and support at a prayer vigil over the weekend.
“On behalf of glenn’s family and saka mga friends nya, we are thanking everybody who is helping out with this case, especially the HPD, said Lala Antonio, Glenser Soliman’s friend. “We still need a lot of help lalo na sa kababayan natin dito sa greater Houston area, whenever they see or hear anything — any information will do, para makatulong sa case ni Glenn.”
Friends remember Soliman as a responsible, routine-oriented person — who would have never disappeared just like that.
When authorities found Soliman’s missing BMW x5 car near the Beechnut area on February 21, friends and relatives say they got even more confused.
“Nung na spot ang car niya noong Tuesday, it seems it was not Glenser who was driving it, because the driver is pretty much aggressive… making turns and cutting through traffic during that time. So we are thinking it is not Glenser, must be another person,” said friend Jonathan Gecomo.
Soliman’s loved ones have put up a GoFundMe account, to help find the truth behind their friend’s disappearance and death.
“We are even thinking of providing at least money, or a reward for a person who might give us a lead,” said Gecomo.
Soliman’s case is now being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s homicide unit.
Authorities have not confirmed if foul play was involved in his death.
Houston police have also not identified a suspect.