A Texas man reported missing as a teen in 2015 was only missing for 1 day, police say
July 7, 2023
HOUSTON — The case of a Texas man who was reported missing as a teenager in 2015 and found alive last week at a church took an unexpected turn Thursday when police revealed it all was a hoax — the man was only gone for a day, but he and his mother maintained the ruse for eight years by using false names.
Prosecutors did not file any charges against Janie Santana and her son, Rudolph ''Rudy'' Farias IV, but the investigation is continuing, Houston police detectives said. They gave few other details about where they believe the case could lead.
Santana's family said they suspected Farias was not missing and blamed Santana for keeping him away from them all these years.