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Brays Bayou Flood Victim’s Body Found Near Port Of Houston

The latest victim found increases the weather-related death total to eight in the Greater Houston area.


The body of an 87-year-old man who disappeared after a Houston Fire Department rescue boat capsized in Brays Bayou was recovered Thursday near the Port of Houston, the City of Houston announced Friday. 

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed the identity of the victim is Jack Howard Alter.

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Alter, his 85-year-old wife Shirley Alter, and one other person were swept away in Brays Bayou flood waters Tuesday during the HFD rescue attempt. The bodies of the other two victims were recovered from Brays Bayou on the same day.

Shirley Alter was found along the 4300 block of South MacGregor Way at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday and Anh Phan Nguyen, 50, was found dead at 3 p.m. along Holcomb Boulevard near the Texas Medical Center, officials said. 

The search for a 51-year-old man off Freeport ended Friday morning, after a body was found on the beach matching his description. 

Three men were wade fishing in the Brazos River and were swept out by the rapid currents Thursday evening. Two of the men survived. 

The most recent victim found brings the total count of weather-related fatalities in the area to nine.  


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