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Man Who Went Missing at 17 While Walking Dogs Found Alive 8 Years Later

A shocking development in a Texas missing persons case has confirmed the status of a man who went missing as a teenager.

Rudolph “Rudy” Farias IV has been located and identified after disappearing in 2015, according to KHOU-TV in Houston.

The youth went missing in March 2015, according to the non-profit Texas EquuSearch, an organization dedicated to finding missing persons.

The then-17-year-old was last seen walking two dogs in north Houston.

The dogs returned home by themselves, according to Newsweek, but an extensive search failed to locate the teen.

Family members of Farias feared that he had been abducted by criminals involved in human trafficking at the time of his disappearance.

They indicated at the time that the youth suffered from anxiety and depression, and expressed concern that the asthmatic Farias didn’t have his inhaler.

Farias’ mother implored those with knowledge of his whereabouts to disclose the fate of her son in an interview clip recorded in 2017 with KTRK-TV.

Social media posts from Farias’ family members indicate that he’s been located, according to KHOU.

The Houston Police Department’s Missing Persons Division also indicated that Farias had been located.

A Facebook post from an apparent relative of Farias described his condition — revealing that the man identified as the youth asserted he had a different identity.

The post indicated that Farias was found with numerous physical injuries, and was receiving treatment in a hospital.

“ITS APPARENT THAT HE’S BEEN THROUGH HELL AND ABUSED!” Bella Ninos indicated in the post.

Farias is under the impression that he is actually fourteen years old, according to the post.

Health care providers are planning an extensive medical rehabilitation process after the youth’s return from his lengthy disappearance.

This story is still developing, but according to KTRK-TV in Houston, Farias’ mother, who was not identified, said a 911 caller had found her son unresponsive outside a church.

“Farias’ mother said they have tried talking to him, but he will only say a few words and go into a fetal position,” KTRK reported. “She said it would be a long healing journey but is thankful her son has been found alive.”

  • R.Raney says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with him&his family hoping for a healing hand of God to heal the young man to recover from this horrible odd dealing that he has gone through and his love& support from his family and friends.Thank You Jesus Christ for sending him Home to his Loving Mom& Family & Friends & & Please Give him Strength to Recover and Be Loved in Jesus’s Precious Blood AMEN ✝️❤

  • Janice says:

    Just watched “The Sound of Freedom” yesterday and this young man’s story is just like that of so many others who fell prey to evil human traffickers. I pray for all victims of this horrendous “industry” that they be delivered from their hell and returned to loving families who will hold them tighter than ever. The pure evil that is trading in human lives and the real modern-day version of slavery must be eradicated…that requires good people to take action any way they can to help. Start by watching this movie in your local theater.

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