August 27, 2011 20:03:25 GMT
The 'Treme' actor's girlfriend revealed that he went out for an appointment with a guy named 'Joe' and never came home since.
"Treme" star Michael Showers whose body was found floating on Mississippi River on Wednesday, August 24 morning is confirmed dead of drowning. Autopsy results confirmed that there were no signs of body trauma but toxicology results are expected to reveal more in a couple more weeks.
Mystery surrounding the death of the 45-year-old becomes intense as his girlfriend Melinda Carlos revealed that he suffered depression and anxiety after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March. Melinda also said Michael left their home on Monday to meet a friend named "Joe" at a local gym but never returned. Melinda the reported him as a missing persons when contacts failed to be made by the next day.
A steamboat captain saw a body in the water near French Quarter. Investigators who pulled the body and later identified it as Michael said that the body had been in the water for at least two days. Police are now looking for Michael's car, asking the help from public to locate a 2002 black Infiniti G20 4-door with tinted windows and Louisiana plates TAP 099.