UPDATE 1/21/21 – Javon Gilbert has been charged with the murder of Emmishae “Emmi” Kirby. Kirby was shot in the head and strangled.
According to authorities, “Gilbert and Kirby had been living together until Sept. 2020, when they broke up after she accused him of sexually assaulting her,” said ABC13. Although they were separated, Gilbert continued to stalk Kirby.
Authorities said Gilbert killed Kirby in her apartment, then took her body to the Bear Creek Park area and left her there. Most of Gilbert’s actions after leaving the apartment were caught on vide.
UPDATE 10/16/20 – Media reports are stating that Emmishae Kirby was found on Oct 3. in the Bear Creek Park area.
“As you all may have heard, Emmi has been found and positively identified,” Angeleque Hughes, Emmi’s mother posted. “May she, a true angel, rest in her transition. Thank you all for your undying love and support during this time.”
The fundraiser on GoFundMe stated, “…Unfortunately, Emmi’s body was found, and although the family is devastated, they take solace that she has been found. This GoFundMe account is to assist with her final arrangements and aid the investigation to find her killer. “
On the Justice for Emmi Facebook page it reads, “…Please continue to pray for them as they gather together to make decisions on laying her to rest and all the other many things that need to be decided and done. While we all are saddened by this outcome and curious as to what happened, please give them a little time to process it themselves. They have been in a nightmare of ambiguous loss for weeks now with little sleep. It will take them a moment to work through it together. In the meantime we all send our love and prayers to all of Emmishae’s family and friends. RIP Sweet Angel”
Original story: Emmishae Kirby, 29, was missing on Friday, September 18, 2020 from Houston She was last seen leaving the 800 block of Country Place Drive in Houston, And she was last seen at on Dairy Ashford & I-10 West.
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Her dad, Emmitt Kirby went to her apartment to check on her and found her keys and her service dog there, but no Emmi. He says she would never go anywhere without her dog.
Emmitt also said, “Never felt so helpless in my entire life. I’ve always had broad shoulders and been able to endure, but this situation is harder than life itself. My daughter is still missing. Thanks to all who have shared the post regarding her missing. Please continue to share and forward any information.”
Kirby is a 4’9″ tall with black hair and brown eyes. Officials said she weighs about 100 pounds. She has tattoos with the words “Hakuna Matata” on the right side, and a Capricorn zodiac symbol tattooed on her left rib, a peace symbol on the top of her right foot, the letters “XOXO” on her left forearm near her wrist, and cherries near her pelvic area. She also has a scoliosis surgical scar on her neck and back.
Anyone who may have seen Emmi Kirby is urged to call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600 Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.