Family seeks answers after nursing student's body found at Discovery Green

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by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 10:57 AM

HOUSTON -- A family is sorting through grief and confusion after the discovery of their loved one’s body on Easter morning.

A passerby made the shocking find on Sunday around 8:40 a.m. in Discovery Green Park.

Investigators quickly cordoned off the 1500 block of McKinney in downtown Houston. HPD dive teams pulled the young man’s body from Kinder Pond, but found no obvious signs of trauma.

Days later, that young man’s family is waiting for answers.

Family members say 24-year-old Michael Agholor graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Houston and was furthering his education to be a nurse.

“He’s the kind of person, read your books and go to bed,” said sister Maria Agholor. “He does not do bars. He does not drink. He does not do drugs.”

Maria Agholor desperately wants to know how her brother ended up floating in the water at the popular park. It’s more than 10 miles from the west Houston apartment that her younger brother moved into just two weeks ago.

“I wish someone saw something -- that I can know something. The hardest part is not knowing,” Maria explained. “A death like this, he was only 24 and it ended.”

Family members find it hard to believe that nobody saw anything.

“I don’t think he has enemies, things like that, you never know,” said mother Felicia Agholor.

Felicia Agholor still hasn’t been allowed to see her son’s body. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office is yet to determine a cause of death, and Houston police say it’s unclear whether foul play could have been involved.

“He’s a good kid. He’s smart and law abiding. He hasn’t had any problems, never really had any problems,” added Felicia Agholor.

Anyone with any information in this case is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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