American Airlines pilot found dead; police investigating
January 18th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

American Airlines pilot found dead; police investigating

Florida authorities on Tuesday appealed for the public's help in the case of an American Airlines pilot who was found dead of an apparent homicide in his Pompano Beach home.

Russell Christopher Walker, 50, was found dead by authorities conducting a welfare check about 10:30 p.m. Friday, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Walker had not been heard from for seven to 10 days before he was found, the statement said. It does not say how police believe Walker died or offer any other details.

Anyone with information about Walker's death is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide department, the statement said.

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  1. banasy

    Nice to know it took 7 to 10 days for anyone to miss him...poor soul!

    January 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • myklds

      Where did they found the body? Are we going to guess or assume here? CNN?

      @CNN..Let remind you the basic in providing information, I hope that the 5W and 1H will ring a bell.

      May God Bless his soul.

      January 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tim Hornung

    wwo tats so wierd gys its soooo amzing an stuf. tanks for teh sotry

    January 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. E

    Don't know how old that photo is, but he looked good for a fifty year old.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mirtelina

    poor guys,.it seemesthat nobody care for the wherabout of this person. rest in peace!!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. IntheBiz

    Its not unusual for flight crews to be gone long periods at a time, that I'm sure contributed in taking so long to discover him missing. RIP

    January 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    ....hmmmm, a jealous lover diddit...

    January 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Leslie Neelson

    Shirley your not serious?

    January 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Surely, as a game of Clue, I am...

      January 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...they diddit witha knife in the kitchen!

      January 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve in California*

    How on earth can people joke about a homicide? Are blogs now just a game for folks with no lives?

    Russell Walker was the brother of one of my best friends. His family is in shock. And some of you clowns think this is FUNNY??


    January 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Humbaba

      I wouldn't take any of these clown seriously. Did they know him? No. They would do this to anyone because there are idiots in this world. May God be with his family during these troubling times.

      January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LivingWater

    There are many cold-hearted and insensitive people and there are those who find this news shocking and are praying for swift justice. He was very handsome and accomplished but what really mattered is that he had family and friends who love him and who will miss him. This is horrible.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. IKnewRuss

    Russ Walker is not an anonymous person. I knew him years ago and he was a wonderful man. Pilots who fly for commercial airlines are often away for periods of time. This is nothing unusual. What does deeply concern me is that nearly three months have passed without a word on who killed Russ. And for the sake of God, why? Please ... do not be cruel. Russ was a very good, kind hearted and loving soul.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |