- Missing Hispanic boy Christopher Ramírez found alive.
- The 3-year-old boy was reunited with his mother, after four days of tireless searching.
- Christopher was transported in an ambulance to Texas Children’s Hospital.
Missing Hispanic boy Christopher Ramírez is found alive. The 3-year-old boy was reunited with his mother, after four days of tireless searching in the vicinity of his home.
Last Wednesday, Christopher went out to play with his puppy in front of his house located outside Plantersville, northwest of Houston, Texas, when he suddenly disappeared. His desperate mother called for the help of the community and authorities, who combed the forests of southern Grimes County.
They find the missing Hispanic boy Christopher Ramírez
Investigators were looking for clues to trace the boy, but all they got was the testimony of an elderly neighbor who claimed to have seen him following a family dog along a road near his home. That was the last sighting of the minor around 1:30 in the afternoon, authorities said.
The operation to find Christopher grew rapidly. Multiple agencies, such as the FBI and local police, and voluntary groups such as the specialized organization in search and rescue of persons Texas EquuSearch joined. This search had a happy ending.
Christopher was just dehydrated
According to Tim Miller, founder and director of Texas EquuSearch, the Hispanic boy was found alive and in good condition. As soon as he was reunited with his mother, the child was taken to a hospital to be evaluated by medical personnel.
For his part, Don Sowell, the Grimes County Sheriff, reported that they had found Christopher around 11:45 a.m. this Saturday and that the boy was only dehydrated, so he was transferred in an ambulance to Texas Children’s Hospital.
How did they find it?
Miller explained that Christopher was found on FM 1486 near Highway 249 by a landowner, reported ABC13. Authorities also specified that the boy was probably about 3 miles away from home and “3 miles in these dense forests is a long way,” they said.
They also appreciated the support of the community in the search and support to the officers. “This is the happiest of the endings we could have,” they commented and ended in fluent Spanish saying: “Everything is fine.” SEE FULL VIDEO HERE.
A desperate mother
Araceli Núñez, Christopher Ramírez’s mother, told reporters Thursday that she realized the boy had disappeared just two minutes later. He immediately ran off while shouting his name, and then a neighbor mentioned that they saw him chasing the dog down the road.
“She ran fast, called him by name and he never responded,” Grimes County Sheriff Sgt. Martha Smith said, translating statements from Araceli Núñez, who spoke in Spanish to the media. The mother believed that someone had her son.
More than 100 people were looking for Christopher Ramírez
Investigators had not ruled out the possibility of a kidnapping, but they had no indication that this was the case. Meanwhile, police used dogs, helicopters and drones, and Texas EquuSearch and other groups helped search for little Christopher, Sheriff Sowell said.
It is estimated that more than 150 people collaborated in this search. Christopher Ramírez’s family also cooperated, as well as the residents of the neighborhood.
“My heart is broken,” exclaimed Christopher Ramírez’s mother in consternation (click on the image)
“My heart is broken. Please give me back my child. Please help me ”, exclaimed Araceli Núñez tearfully during a press conference published by KAGS TV. Next to her was Sergeant Martha Smith, who translated her comments into English and said she was begging for help, that someone “please help her find her son.”
Although the mother feared it was a kidnapping, Sheriff Don Sowell insisted that the search for Christopher Ramírez was a “ransom” and assured that law enforcement agencies, first aid agencies and volunteer search teams were dedicated to finding the little one to return him to his mother’s arms. They find the missing Hispanic boy Christopher Ramírez.
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