Man Found Alive 8 Years After Mysteriously Vanishing as a Teen

An astonishing update was reported by the Texas Center for the Missing on Sunday, revealing that Rudy Farias, a 25-year-old Houston man who had been missing since he was 17, was discovered alive on Saturday with cuts and bruises all over his body.

Farias vanished in 2015 while he was walking his two dogs in the vicinity of his family’s house. The dogs made it back home, but Farias did not. Subsequently, a search was launched by Texas EquuSearch. At the time, the organization noted that Farias was suffering from depression, as well as PTSD and anxiety, and speculated that he might have been disoriented due to the lack of his medication. His family shared that he had witnessed his brother’s fatal motorcycle crash.

When he was found, it was reported that good Samaritans spotted him outside a church, unresponsive, and called the authorities. His mother told KTRK that he had cuts and bruises, and blood in his hair. She also said that he was in a bad condition, both mentally and physically, but she was thankful to have him back.

Commenting on the event, Texas EquuSearch’s director Tim Miller, called it a miracle, saying there are still many questions to be answered. He noted that there is much to investigate regarding the circumstances of Farias’ disappearance.

Initially, authorities believed no foul play was involved when Farias went missing. No additional information was available on Sunday night.