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Man found alive 8 years after going missing is nonverbal as family give update

Man found alive 8 years after going missing is nonverbal as family give update

Rudy Farias was 17-years-old when he disappeared from his Texas home in 2015

A young man who was found after disappearing for almost a decade is 'nonverbal', his family have said.

In 2015, Rudy Farias took his dogs for a walk and mysteriously vanished.

The then 17-year-old was reported missing after the two animals returned to their Texas home without their leads.

At the time, there was no explanation as to where he went or why, with a private investigator revealing that the teenager had suffered with depression in the past.

But a few days ago, he was found lying unresponsive outside a church and was later identified as the man who went missing eight years ago.

Confirming the news, the Texas Center for the Missing shared a post to Twitter, which read: "After 8 long years, Rudy has been located safe.

"Please continue to keep his family in your prayers as Rudy recovers in the hospital."

Sharing an update on his condition, Farias' family said that he was found with cuts and bruises, as well as blood in his hair.

Rudy Farias went missing in 2015.
Rudy Farias went missing in 2015.

Speaking to the Texas Center for the Missing, Farias' mom, Janie Santana, said he is not talking.

“My son Rudy is receiving the care he needs to overcome his trauma, but at this time, he is nonverbal and not able to communicate with us," she explained.

“We are asking for privacy during this difficult time but will share more details as Rudy continues to heal."

No more information was shared with regards to his condition or where he had been for the fast few years.

While the circumstances surrounding his disappearance have yet to be confirmed, at the time it was reported that Farias had suffered with his mental health following the death of his older brother.

Speaking in April 2015, private investigator Brenda Paradise said: "He watched his best friend die right in front of him.

The 25-year-old is currently recovering in hospital.

"His brother was his best friend in the world. He's just gone through so much more than anyone his age ever should. This family has been through so much. Whatever happened, a mum needs answers about her son."

During their investigation into his disappearance, police didn't suspect any foul play.

Reacting to the news that he had been found, Texas EquuSearch director Tim Miller told KPRC that he couldn't believe it, branding the news a 'miracle'.

“How did this happen? We believe in miracles and this certainly was a miracle,” he said.

“I can’t even tell you how many times we searched and how many leads and tips came in and they just kind of faded away and now all of a sudden, this.”

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Topics: US News