According to authorities, a missing teenager has been recovered eight years after he went missing while walking his dogs in Houston.
A Houston Police Department spokeswoman verified to ABC News that Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Farias IV was discovered unconscious outside of a church on June 29th. He was picked up by a family member and will be interviewed by police on Wednesday.
According to police, the investigation into Faris’ disappearance is ongoing, and they have not been able to confirm many specifics about the case.
According to the search and recovery company Texas Equusearch, Farias was walking his two dogs on the evening of Friday, March 6, 2015 when he went missing.
The dogs were soon located, but Farias, who had an injured right leg and walked with a slight limp, remained gone.
Texas Equusearch also stated at the time that Farias had “depression, PTSD, and anxiety” prior to his abduction and that it was “possible he is disoriented as he has not been taking his medication.”
According to a Houston authorities Department spokesperson, Farias was seen on a “family member’s property by other family members” in 2018, but authorities were unable to locate him.
His mother told Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK that her son, now 25, was discovered with cuts and bruises on his body and blood in his hair. She also stated that she feels he has been severely abused and beaten, and that he is only saying a few words. She went on to say to KTRK that “it would be a long healing journey, but she is thankful her son has been found alive.”