Houston police said Rudy Farias, the Texas man who was found alive more than eight years after he was reported missing as a Houston teen, had been living with his mother the entire time.
Lt. Christopher Zamora told a news conference that over the course of eight years, police received tips and leads that indicated Farias was not missing. “Many of these facts included contacts with and statements from relatives, friends and medical professionals.”
Police said Farias spoke to authorities from 2015 to 2023, but used a false name and date of birth, which misled officers.
Zamora said, “Both Rudy’s mother, Jenny, and Rudy himself, gave fictitious names during conversations with various patrol officers.” “Jenny continues to deceive the police by insisting that Rudy is still missing.”
Police said Farias and his mother were questioned on Wednesday. Police said, investigation is on. Zamora said Thursday that Farias is living with his mother by choice.
Earlier: Texas man found alive, injured 8 years after Houston teen was reported missing
Who is Jenny Santana, the mother of Rudy Farias?
Farias’ mother, Jenny Santana, alleged that her nephew was the man friends and family were seeing at the house. The police said that this is not true.
Texas Center for the Missing The family shared this statement when Farias was found:
“We would like to thank the media and public for their support. My son Rudy Farias IV was found on Thursday, June 29, after being missing for eight years. At present, we do not have any additional information on Rudy’s case. What we do know is that during his recovery, a Good Samaritan found him unresponsive and immediately called the police and 911. My son Rudy is receiving the care he needs to recover from his trauma, but at this time, he Has not been able to speak and has not been able to communicate with anyone. We. We are asking for privacy during this difficult time but will share more information as Rudy recovers.”
Will Jenny Santana be charged?
Police said the district attorney has denied any charges at this time for creating a false report.
“Investigators have reached out to adult protective services,” Zamora said. “We have also connected Rudy to victim services to make sure he has a way to recover.”
Zamora said that Farias did not disclose the allegations of sexual abuse in interviews with officers. “If there is any revelation, we will continue with the investigation,” he added.
Zamora said, “Disappearance is not a crime, so the detectives had no valid means or probable cause to issue a search warrant for the residence, which had been searched multiple times.”
When was Rudy Farias discovered?
houston police said Farias got it Wounded outside a church on June 29 at around 10 pm local time. Zamora said that Farias refused to be taken to the hospital, but her mother took her to the hospital later that day.
How old is Rudy Farias?
Farias is 25 years old. He was 17 when he was reported missing.
When was Rudy Farias reported missing?
the police said Rudolph Rudy Farias IV Was reported missing on March 7, 2015. He had gone missing after walking his dogs in a neighborhood in northeast Houston. He returned home the next day.
Jenny Santana’s neighbors said Rudy Farias had been living with her mother for years
After news broke that Farias had been found, Santana’s neighbors—who never knew Farias had been reported missing—said farias had been living with santana for yearsLocal outlet KTRK reported.
According to civil court records obtained by KTRK, Kisha Ross, who lives across the street from Santana, told the station that Farias often moved in with his family.
Ross told the station, “He used to come over to my garage, hang out with my cousins, son and daughter.” “That boy never disappeared.”
Report: Neighbors say missing Texas man living with his mother in Houston after 8 years
Houston police say Farias’ family said they saw him in 2018
Houston police spokesman John Cannon told USA TODAY on Wednesday that Farias’ family contacted investigators in 2018. The family said Farias was living on the property of one of the family members, Cannon said.
Cannon said detectives went to the residence but did not find Farias after searching the parts of the property where they were allowed access. The missing persons investigation remained open, Cannon said, because detectives were not able to locate Farias.
Martin Renteria, a private investigator with Checkmate Investigative Field Services in Houston who was hired by Santana a few months after Farias went missing, said nothing in at least a dozen reports, the Associated Press reports. Out.
Houston police and Texas Equisearch, a non-profit civilian search and recovery team, have been searching for Farias since 2015. Texas Equiresearch said he was suffering from depression and anxiety, and that Farias may have wandered because he was not taking his medication, the AP reported.
Contribution: Associated Press