Name: Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Farias IV
Age: 17 years old
Last Seen: March 6, 2015
Location: Houston, Texas
Status: Found alive in June 2023
17 year old Rudolph Farias IV was last seen in Houston, Texas on March 6, 2015. He disappeared after leaving his home to walk his two dogs.
Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Farias IV was born on October 1, 1997 to parents Rodolfo and Janie Farias.
At the time of his disappearance, Rudolph was described as a reserved teen who had gone through a lot over the past couple of years.
In 2001, Rudolph’s older brother died in a motorcycle accident. In 2014, his father, a Houston police officer, committed suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the Houston Police Department’s headquarters.
Rudolph lived with his mother in a house near Tidwell and Park drive in Northeast Houston, Texas.
On March 6, 2015, Rudolph left his home around 6:00 pm to take his two dogs on a walk. He was last seen by his mother.
Several hours later, one of the dogs returned home, but Rudolph was nowhere to be seen. The second dog came back the next morning. Both of them were missing their leashes.
Rudolph Farias IV never returned home, and has never been heard from again.
According to his family, Rudolph had attempted suicide in the past. He was suffering from depression, PTSD, and anxiety for which he was taking medication.
At the time of his disappearance, Rudolph was possibly disoriented and might have stopped taking his medication. According to his mother, Rudolph was very wary of strangers.
His asthma inhaler was found by authorities in an empty field where Rudolph usually walked his dogs.
Rudolph Found Alive
He has been reunited with his family and is currently recovering in a hospital, according to the Texas Center for the Missing.
In a press conference on July 6, authorities confirmed that Farias had returned home in March 2015, the day after he was supposed to have gone missing. Police said Farias’ mother lied to them, but that they were not pressing charges at this time.
Hispanic male born on October 1, 1997 with brown hair and brown eyes. Rudolph is 5’8 tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Rudolph has dimples on his face. He has an injured right leg and walks with a slight limp.
Clothing and accessories:
Rudolph was last seen wearing blue jeans (size 40 waist), a black tee shirt, gray cotton gloves, and a pair of brown Sketchers. He wore a brown scapular.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Farias IV please contact the Houston Police Department at (832) 394-1872.
Resources & Further Information
News & Media Links
MISSING IN AMERICA: Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Farias IV – NBC News
via Texas EquuSearch