FOUND DECEASED: Joshua Wilkerson, 18 Yrs., Pearland, TX, 11/16/10

01/30/13 — A 21-year-old man has been found guilty in the 2010 slaying of a Pearland teen. A Brazoria County jury on Monday convicted Hermilo Moralez, who was charged with murder in the beating death of his missing classmate, Josh Wilkerson. The trial began after jury selection Jan. 16 in the 300th State District Court. The punishment, or sentencing, phase of Moralez’ trial started Monday afternoon, officials with the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office said.

11/18/10 — We are very sad to report that the body of Joshua Wilkerson was found deceased last night. We want to thank everyone who participated in the search. The response from the community was overwhelming. A special thank you to all Texas EquuSearch members who came out and assisted in the search, and to the Pearland Police Department for their quick response to Joshua’s family’s request for assistance. Please keep Joshua’s family and friends in your prayers during their time of grief.

Suspect arrested — see story below:

Below is are news links concerning the discovery of Joshua Wilkerson’s body:

11/17/10 — Pearland Police have discovered human remains, which appear to be those of Joshua Wilkerson. We are awaiting positive identification from the Medical Examiner. Accordingly, the search has been suspended. Please keep Joshua’s family and friends in your prayers.

11/17/10 — We have been asked by the Pearland Police Department to continue the search for 18 year-old Joshua Wilkerson on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 7:00 a.m. The Command Center is located at Pearland Jr. High South, 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77584-6023, which is across the street from the Ronald Wagner Agricultural Center. We will be needing horses, ATVs and foot searchers. Your Search Coordinator will be Frank Black. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring enough food and water to sustain you throughout the day. Thank you so much for your participation in the search. Please keep Joshua, his family and friends in your prayers.

Below are news links to coverage of search for Joshua Wilkerson:

11/17/10 — We have been asked to assist Pearland Police Department in the search for 18 year old Joshua Wilkerson, who disappeared on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The Command Center is at Pearland Jr. High South, next to Pearland Jr. High, 4719 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77584-6023. The Ronald Wagner Agricultural Center is directly from Pearland Jr. High South. We need horses, ATVs and foot searchers.

11/17/10 — Joshua Wilkerson, age 18, was last seen on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, around 12:00 p.m. at his high school. His vehicle was found abandoned at a shopping center in Pearland, TX. It is not known what Joshua was wearing at the time he disappeared, but it feared he is not wearing his shoes. There is cold weather moving into the area later this evening. Foul play is suspected. Please call if you have any information.

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