Police: Son of Rep. John Conyers found safe in Houston
The youngest son of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. was reported missing this week, but has been found safe by police in Houston.
Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said Carl Conyers was found by University of Houston police about 1 a.m. CST Friday morning in his apartment complex located on the 3700 block of Southmore.
Conyers, 21, is a student at the university.
Smith said it is unclear where Conyers was during the time period he went missing.
“The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are still under investigation,” Smith said.
A spokesperson for Rep. Conyers released a statement Friday saying: “Rep. Conyers has been in touch with his family and is happy his son is safe and uninjured.”
Carl Conyers had been last seen by his roommate Tuesday afternoon at their apartment.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Carl Conyers’ girlfriend, Daisha Lewis, became worried Tuesday when he didn’t respond to her text.
On Wednesday, she went to his apartment and found his wallet, photos of family and friends, laptop, car keys and phone in the room, which was in disarray.
“To see his room like that, it was scary,” Lewis told the Chronicle.
Lewis also told the Houston Chronicle that she and other friends received private messages from a person purporting to be Carl Conyers since his disappearance.
In one message, she said, he urged friends to meet him on Houston’s campus. When they returned to the apartment, his ID was gone and clothes were missing.
John Conyers Jr., a Democrat from Detroit, is the longest-serving member of Congress. He was elected in 1964.