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Christopher Ramirez (3) was playing with his neighbor’s dog on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 around 2pm in Grimes County, Texas. The dog ran off into the woods, and the child followed behind. The dog ended up returning, the child did not.
As of 9.30pm on Thursday, October 7, Christopher is still missing.
According to kxxv.com:
The mother claims she had turned her back for about two minutes and when she turned around, her son was gone. She said a neighbor told her they saw Christopher chasing their dog. The mother said she screamed her son’s name and began running, but never heard an answer.
Christopher’s mother is distraught and has told the media that she believes someone has abducted her son. Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said they have no proof of an abduction.
“She had emotions running rapid and she felt that way but we have no facts, no clues, or no evidence of that being true,” Sowell said.
Texas EquuSearch is involved in the search for Christopher. Their spokesperson Tim Miller has said there is no evidence of foul play in Christopher’s disappearance, and that they are holding on to hope to find him.
“We know where he’s not. We’re holding to hope that we’re going to get him back,” Miller said. “The one fact is that he’s missing. We really don’t know what happened. There’s a lot of speculation. We don’t have anything. We’ll be here until we find him or until we run out of every resource possible.”
Three bodies of water have been searched and one pond has been drained. “He’s not in the lake. That’s good news.” Sowell said. “This is still a rescue. It is not a recovery. We are still looking for that young man.”
Search dogs got the scent for Christopher at one point, but lost it due to the tough terrain they are searching in. The wooded area is so thick, it is impossible to search with ATVs. The canopy of the trees also makes it difficult for air searches to take place.
“We have an enormous amount of volunteers from different agencies, the search team, civilians, citizens,” Sheriff Don Sowell said. “We’ll stay here until we find him.”
There are many people in the area searching for Christopher, including the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, game wardens, eight different fire departments, Texas Department of Criminal Justice dogs, countless volunteers and more.
As of October 8 at around 4pm, Christopher is still missing. One update from today comes from kags.com:
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said Christopher’s stepfather is a registered sex offender and one of two living in the area. However, Sheriff Sowell said the stepfather was not near the scene at the time of Christopher’s disappearance. The sheriff said that was an angle that had already been checked out early in the investigation and has been cleared. The other offender was also cleared in the case.
There are online rumors circulating about this case:
We have learned that Christopher was found miles away from his home. He was naked and “totally calm” when he was found by a Good Samaritan.
The man who found him, whose name is Tim, told the sheriff that God had told him at bible study the day before that he would find the boy if he went searching.
“Last night I was in a Bible study that we have every other Friday and there were a number of people talking about this little boy that’s been lost, and it was news to me,” the man who found the boy told Click2Houston. “This is the first I’d heard of it. I’m not paying attention to news or anything, and I was prompted then by the Spirit to say ‘you will go look for that boy. You will search the woods.’”
“So, I got up this morning, did my Bible study, devotional time, prayer time, like I try to do everyday and my wife came in and said ‘what are you going to do today?’ And I said ‘I’m going to go out in the woods and see if I can find that boy.’ And I did.”
The good Samaritan said he was walking along a pipeline near the edge of the woods when he heard a noise that turned out to be the boy.
“I picked him up and he was totally naked — No shoes, no clothing, nothing … Three days without food or water … I picked him up and he wasn’t shaking, he wasn’t nervous,” Tim told Click2Houston. “He was calm.”
Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller told KHOU that he had been ready to give up the desperate search for Christopher.
“In my 21 years with EquuSearch, this is only the second time when we had a child like this. Today, this morning, sheriff, honestly, I gave up,” Miller said. “But God works amazing, I got goosebumps. He works amazing. To see him and to hear that loud cry, sheriff, it was just unbelievable.”