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Mom of ‘missing’ teen thought she would be arrested after police release shocking new details

Mom of ‘missing’ teen thought she would be arrested after police release shocking new details

New details on the case have emerged

The mom of the ‘missing’ teen thought she would be arrested after police released shocking new details.

Police previously confirmed that the man, Rudy Farias, who was reported missing for eight years used fake names to evade being found.

Farias was initially believed to have gone missing nearly a decade ago, but doubts have now arisen about where he actually was with new details of the case coming to light.

Rudy Farias was reported missing in 2015.
Facebook/Texas Center for the Missing

Farias, from Texas, was first reported missing in 2015, when he was just 17-years-old after going for a walk with his dogs but, according to his mom, never returned.

However, last week on Thursday (29 June), authorities received a report of an individual sleeping outside a church in Houston with bruises and cuts all over his body and blood in his hair.

The man was unresponsive at the time and later taken to the hospital where police were able to quickly identify him as the same man who had allegedly gone missing all those years ago.

The Texas Center for Missing shared the news that Farias had been found and released a statement on behalf of the family which read: "We want to thank the media and public for all their support.

"My son Rudy Farias IV was found on Thursday, June 29, after being missing for eight years. Currently, we do not have any additional information on Rudy's case. What we do know is at the time of his recovery, a good Samaritan located him unresponsive and immediately called police and 911.

Authorities identified Farias last Thursday (29 June).

"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.

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

Speaking at a press conference yesterday (6 July), Lt Zamora of Houston Police Department said: "Rudy was recently identified as previously having HPD interactions, meaning that he made contact with patrol officers out on the street.

"However during these contacts fictitious names and date of births were given misleading officers and Rudy would remain missing.

"In fact Rudy and his mother gave fictitious names when talking to officers."

Farias' mother, Janie Santana, has since been the center of many abuse allegations surrounding the bizarre case but such reports are currently unfounded according to the police's investigation.

Filmed by neighbors outside her home earlier this week (4 July), she admitted admitted that she expects to be arrested for hiding her son after a cousin claimed she even called police five years ago to report Farias - who is also known as Dolph - still living at home back in 2018.

Farias' mother Janie Santana has spoken up about the case.

The time also reportedly coincides with a date police say they received a tip which was responded to but to no avail.

One of Farias' cousins, Cassandra Lopez, told KPRC 2 that the family knew he had been at home and were shocked at his reported reappearance.

"We always in our hearts knew that he wasn’t really missing," she said.

Lopez also said their grandmother also claimed she was having regular communication with Farias.

"She would just say, 'I saw Rudy - he came to check on me and we said hello and had a little conversation'. She never went into detail, but she would say she saw him," the cousin recalled.

In a clip obtained by KPRC 2, Santana said she was being made somewhat of a scapegoat over her son.

She said: "When he first went missing, he didn’t report it to the police. And they’re trying to say he might have done some crimes - which he didn’t.

"And now, they want to arrest me because they said I was hiding him."

Featured Image Credit: KPRC-TV/Facebook/Texas Center for the Missing

Topics: US News, Texas