Missing Former Newspaper Editor Found Dead in Houston-area Sand Pit

Two weeks after going missing in the Houston area, a former Houston Chronicle editor has been found dead in a sand pit southwest of the city.James Simmon, 63, who had been struggling with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, was found Tuesday by a cattle farmer, the Chronicle reported.Simmon had been missing since Aug. 30, when he left the house he shared with his son, presumably destined for a beloved coffeehouse. It was just after Hurricane Harvey had swept through the metro area.But several hours later, Simmon told his son by phone that he was lost - in an area approximately 20 miles from home.In the coming days, family members combed through shelters and consulted community forums but were unable to find him.Simmon served for several years as the Chronicle's political editor in the early 1990s, after which he was editor of the Houston Press. His last job was as city editor of the Bryan Eagle.  Continue reading...

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