Rudy Farias Missing – According to investigators, a teen who went missing while walking his dogs in north Houston more than eight years ago has been found alive. Rudolph “Rudy” Farias, 17, went missing in March 2015, according to CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV, and while his two dogs were eventually found, Farias had vanished.
The Texas Center for the Missing, a nonprofit organization based in Houston that works on missing persons cases, stated Farias was “located safe” in a tweet on Saturday. The group said at the time that Farias had been admitted to a hospital and was recovering, but the tweet didn’t say anything further. The Texas Center for the Missing tweeted about Farias in mid-June.
“Have you seen Rudy?” the organization asked, followed by a digital pamphlet containing basic facts on his disappearance as well as an image shot before he went missing as a teen. “Missing Since: March 6, 2015 and Last Seen: Houston, TX,” the tweet said, before adding, “Let’s #BringHimHome!” In statements to KHOU, Tim Miller, an officer with the Houston Police Department’s missing people division and the creator of the nonprofit Texas EquuSearch, confirmed Farias’s survival.
Farias’ aunt claims that his mother is a “mess” in the aftermath of her son’s homecoming and that a public statement would be issued soon. Farias’ family told the station some years ago that they were concerned he had been kidnapped and trafficked. “He has a huge heart.” “He loves with all his heart,” Farias’ mother told KHOU a year after he went missing. “That’s why we know he wouldn’t just get up and go on his own.”