HOUSTON, USA – In a bizarre turn of events, a Houston man, Rudy Farias, who was believed to have been missing for eight years, was revealed to have been living with his mother for almost the entire duration of his supposed disappearance.
The Houston police department disclosed this revelation on Thursday, July 6, 2023.
Rudy Farias, who was reported missing on March 7, 2015, returned home just a day later, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner.
However, the community and authorities were under the impression that Farias was missing due to his mother’s claims.
When questioned regarding the mother’s motivations for perpetuating this story, Chief Finner responded, “We can’t predict motivation.”
The tale took a twist when Farias made national headlines last weekend as reports emerged of him being “located safe” in Houston after years of searches.
Farias was found at a church around 8 miles from his family home by a good Samaritan who contacted the authorities.
His mother released a statement explaining that he was nonverbal and unable to communicate.
Texas EquuSearch, a non-profit search-and-rescue service that was part of the search for Farias, located him.
Additionally, Farias’ status as a missing person was chiefly attributed to the Texas Center for the Missing (TCM), another non-profit agency.
A representative of TCM informed news media that the organisation depends on self-reporting from families and was unaware whether Farias’ family had formally reported his disappearance to the police.
In a startling revelation, a local resident, Kisha Ross, 44, recognized Farias in local news reports as her neighbor, just two doors down from her residence.
She recounted that Farias, whom she and her family affectionately referred to as “Dolph,” frequently visited her house and socialized with her family members. Ross also mentioned that Farias had a close relationship with his mother, who is employed at a private security firm.
Interestingly, Ross stated that the only time Farias might have actually been missing was last week when he purportedly took his mother’s car without her knowledge.
She recollected, “He left in her car and she didn’t have a way to get to work. She texted my cousin and said ‘Have you seen my son?’ My cousin was like, ‘No.'”
This unusual incident has astonished the Houston community as questions mount regarding the circumstances of Farias’ alleged disappearance and the motives behind maintaining such a narrative for years.