The body of a Tulsa native who had been missing in Houston since Hurricane Harvey came ashore has been found.
Jill Renick, 48, had been missing since the morning of August 27, 2017.
Her family was informed Thursday morning that her body was found in the hotel. Police are investigating.
Renick’s sister, Pam Eslinger, released a statement saying, “It is with heavy hearts that the search for my sister, Jill Renick, has concluded with the confirmation of her death. We are heartbroken. To know Jill is to have loved her. She could light up a room just by walking in and adored life. She was loved by so many people and we will feel the impact of her absence in our hearts forever.”
Renick, a Memorial High School graduate, was the director of spa services for the Omni Houston Hotel.
Eslinger said her sister volunteered to work over the weekend and was the only employee who didn't show up to an evacuation meeting.
Family friends have set up a GoFundMe page.