Odom.Jimmie Ray

Jimmie Ray Odom, a gay man missing since Jan. 23, has been found dead, Dallas police reported today

Dallas Police released a statement shortly before 4 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 22) announcing that a gay man who had been missing since the early morning of Jan. 23 has been found dead.

The statement, posted as an update to an earlier post on the DPD blog, indicated that Odom’s body was found Feb. 11 in at 4700 Lake Ave. in Dallas. A check on Google Maps shows that address to be at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Kings Road, about a block off Maple Avenue, and about two blocks from where he was last seen alive.

Odom, 43, was last seen about¬†4:30 a.m. on on Jan. 23, running away from a disturbance on the 4700 block of Fairmount Street near Kings Road. Police are investigating his death as an “unexplained death.”

There was no word from police on why they waited 11 days to release the information that he had been found dead. Check back with Dallas Voice for updates as more information becomes available.