HCSO: Cousins connected to fatal disappearance of Spring nurse, UH students

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Brandon Lyons (left) and Jerret Allen.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The charges have been upgraded for a Harris County Jail inmate accused of stealing a car belonging to a missing nurse in the Spring area, authorities said. Investigators believe the suspect in the nurse’s death may be connected to the disappearance of a University of Houston student.

Glenser Soliman, 44, was reported missing after he failed to check into work on Feb. 18 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston. The victim’s car was also missing. Investigators later found Soliman’s vehicle in the Spring area before discovering his body in a wooded area near the 2800 block of Hirschfield Road.

The sheriff’s office said a resident was walking his dog when he stumbled upon the body, which was hidden under debris.

Investigators arrested Brandon Lyons and initially charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, but those charges were changed to capital murder on Monday.  Lyons has been an inmate at the Harris County Jail since April.

Officers are still searching for the missing 26-year-old UH student, An Vihn Nguyen, after the second victim’s car was found in the same area as Soliman’s. Nguyen was last seen on March 31. He was driving an orange 2016 Jeep Renegade with a visible dent on the back passenger door. Investigators said he was wearing a light-shade, yellow-colored t-shirt.

The sheriff’s office has found evidence linking Nguyen to Lyons’ cousin, a man named Jarrett Jamal Allen, 26. Investigators are hunting for Allen, who is charged with unlawful use of Nguyen’s credit cards.

Investigators believe the suspects lured their victims in using social media.

Anyone with information related to either disappearance is asked to call authorities at 713-222-TIPS.