Body of Reed's brother possibly found

January 23, 2011

The body of the missing brother of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was believed to have been found Sunday in the Mississippi River in Kenner, La., according to police.

Kenner police said a body suspected to be that of 29-year-old Brian Reed was discovered by volunteer searchers about 3:45pm — but when a diver went to recover it, the body could not be found and the search was suspended for the night.

According to The Times-Picayune, the body was found about one mile (1.6km) from where Brian Reed jumped in on January 6 as he attempted to flee from police over an alleged stolen vehicle.

Police called off the search on January 9, but on Wednesday the Reed family brought in volunteer outfit Texas Equusearch. Using sonar and divers, it was able to locate a body in about 15 feet (4.5m) of water, 25 to 30 feet (7.6-9m) offshore.


"We just want some closure at this point," Brian Reed's sister-in-law, Javona Sanchez, said. "We wanted him back regardless."

Ed Reed, 32, who has played in seven Pro Bowls as a star safety for the Baltimore Ravens, was at the scene but declined to comment.