On Monday, August 21, 2017, 39-year-old Ervin Mendoza visited Seabrook accompanied by his brother Aureliano Mendoza to jog the Seabrook Trails at approximately 7:00 a.m. The pair parked at the city pool parking lot, located at 1109 Hammer Street, and proceeded to jog the trail along Meador Park continuing behind the Evelyn Meador Library moving northeast through Hester Park and along Todville Road towards Pine Gully Park. The Mendoza brothers then turned around at Pine Gully Park proceeding south on Todville, back towards the city pool. Ervin fell behind around the 4200 block of Todville.
Once Aureliano made it back to their vehicle he waited for his brother, however, Ervin did not return. Aureliano then began searching the wooded area along the trails and drove around the area but was unable to locate Ervin.
Aureliano stopped a Seabrook Police Officer at approximately 9:30 a.m. and he informed the officer of his lost brother. The officer took down the information and proceeded to check the area for Ervin. At approximately 3:00 p.m., the Mendoza family filed an official missing person report with the Seabrook Police Department. Seabrook PD then deployed ATV’S, bicycles and searched on foot along the trails, parks and road ways in the general area.
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the Mendoza family notified the Seabrook Police Department that Ervin had still not returned home. At approximately 7:15 a.m. the Seabrook Police Department conducted a second search in the area of Hester Park, specifically focusing on the thickly wooded area. At approximately 7:45 a.m., officers discovered a deceased body of a Hispanic male fitting the description of the missing person. The Mendoza family was notified of the discovery and Harris County Medical Examiners were called to the scene. The case is currently under investigation.