RUDY Farias went missing in 2015 when he was just 17 years old.
The teenager had been walking his dogs in Houston, Texas when he didn’t return home.
Who is Rudy Farias?
Rudolph “Rudy” Farias IV made headlines in 2015 for concern for his well-being after his family reported him missing after walking his two dogs near Tidwell and Park Drive in the city’s northwest.
In 2015, authorities reported that Farias was diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.
The public has been asked for help in locating the teenager. Reports say he may have been disoriented and had not taken his medication.
The search was temporarily halted on March 10, 2015 as authorities worked to gather more evidence.
It continued two days later and ended the next day.
On March 13, 2015, authorities thanked searchers for their dedication in searching for Farias in rain-soaked fields.
When did Rudy Farias disappear?
Farias’ mother revealed that she last saw her son when he was walking his two dogs around 6pm on March 6, 2015.
One of the animals came home hours after Rudy left the house, while the second puppy returned the next day.
However, Farias was unable to return home, prompting great concern and a frantic search.
Investigators and searchers combed fields in a desperate search for the boy.
During their investigation, officers had no suspicion of a crime.
When was Rudy Farias found?
Farias, now 25, was found safe on July 2, 2023, according to sources The Texas Center for the Missing.
His mother told the local ABC affiliate KTRK that he was found lifeless outside a church, his body covered with bruises and cuts.
She also revealed that her son had blood in his hair.
He’s recovering in the hospital.
The reason for his disappearance is not yet clear, but family members said he suffered from depression, particularly after the death of his older brother in a motorcycle accident years before he disappeared NBC.
“He watched his best friend die right before his eyes,” Brenda Paradise, a private investigator hired by the Farias, said in April 2015.
“His brother was his best friend in the world. He’s just been through so much more than anyone his age should ever go through.”
Tim Miller, director of Texas EquuSearch, said KPRC called the latest development a miracle.
“How did that happen? We believe in miracles and that was certainly a miracle,” Miller said. “I can’t tell you how many times we searched and how many hints and tips came in and then they just disappeared and now all of a sudden this.”