Rudolph Gabriel Farias IV


Rudolph, circa 2015

  • Missing Since 03/06/2015
  • Missing From Houston, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Hispanic
  • Age 17 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic male.

Details of Disappearance

Rudolph disappeared from Houston, Texas on March 6, 2015. In early July 2023, he was located, unresponsive and with cuts and bruises on his body, outside a Houston church and was taken to the hospital. His mother stated he was completely nonverbal and she believed he had been held against his will and abused during the time he went missing.

Authorities announced that Rudolph had not been missing at all in the intervening eight years; they said he had returned home one day after he was reported missing in March 2015 and his mother had misled the police and the public and made it appear as if he was still missing. Neighbors had seen him around the neighborhood during this time period.

He is now out of the hospital and back with his mother, by choice. It is not clear what happened to him and why his mother lied about him being missing for eight years.

Investigating Agency

  • Houston Police Department 832-394-1872

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 6, 2023; case resolved.