A 3-year-old boy who was reported missing on Wednesday has been located alive and well. Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said a landowner discovered Christopher Ramirez off FM 1486 near Highway 249.
Ramirez was reunited with his mother before being transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Ramirez was discovered dehydrated at 11:45 a.m., according to Sowell. He was brought to The Woodlands’ Texas Children’s Hospital for assessment.
When personnel on the scene learned Ramirez had been located, they expressed relief.
“They stated that the boy was discovered alive, and I believe he stated that he was recovered five kilometres from where he went missing,” one searcher stated over the police radio. “I assume he was discovered in the woods by a citizen. He is still alive. He is parched. He is accompanied by his mother and is en route to the hospital.”
“Praise God. True, sir, “Another search engine user responded.
It was unclear how far Ramirez had strayed from his house on Deer Park Lane, located off FM 1774, or where he had been for the previous four days.
Hundreds of searchers explored the forests of southern Grimes County in search of Ramirez, while investigators sought leads in connection with his abduction.
Investigators said that Ramirez was last seen Wednesday by an elderly neighbour walking down a road near his home with a family dog.
Multiple organizations and volunteer groups, including the FBI and Texas EquuSearch, had conducted an almost continuous search outside of Plantersville.
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