UPDATE ON SEPT. 21, 2021
Brian Louis Buzby, a 41-year-old Garden Oaks-area man who had been reported missing early this month, was located Sept. 17, according to a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department.
"He is no longer considered a missing person," HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva said Tuesday.
Silva added that Buzby was reported to be OK when he was located, saying, "There wasn't a reason for us to be concerned."
HPD spokesperson Kese Smith said Sept. 16 that officers were called to Buzby's apartment on Sept. 4 and found no one there. A missing person alert was subsequently released by HPD, on Sept. 10, that said Buzby had last been seen Aug. 18 at his residence in the 600 block of Westcross Street, which is in between the Garden Oaks and Independence Heights neighborhoods.
ORIGINAL STORY FROM SEPT. 16, 2021
Authorities are still searching for a Garden Oaks-area man they say was last seen nearly a month ago, according to a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department.
A missing person alert released by HPD on Sept. 10 says Brian Louis Buzby, 41, was last seen Aug. 18 at his residence in the 600 block of Westcross Street, which is in between the Garden Oaks and Independence Heights neighborhoods. Buzby is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound white man with brown hair and brown eyes who was reported to be schizophrenic, according to the alert.
HPD spokesperson Kese Smith said Thursday that officers were called to Buzby's apartment on Sept. 4 and found no one there. Smith said neighbors helped HPD get in touch with Buzby's mother, who was out of state and had not had contact with her son since the aforementioned date in August.
Smith said HPD followed up on the case as recently as Thursday.
"It's still an active investigation," he said. "We don't have any updates showing he's been found."
Anyone with information about Buzby or his whereabouts is asked to call HPD's Missing Persons Unit at 832-394-1840.