Family members say man captured in video at local business is not Rudy Farias

HOUSTON – There are still many unanswered questions in the case of Rudy Farias.

Farias disappeared from north Houston in 2015 as a teenager, only to be discovered last week in southeast Houston outside of a church.

“Well Mario, look, that is a case that is very, very active and I don’t have a lot to say to you,” Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said to KPRC 2 Investigates on Tuesday.

For the first time, Finner commented publicly to KPRC 2 Investigates on the case involving Farias.

“I just think that we need to get in and get some answers right now,” said Finner. “We’ll get down to the bottom of it.”

Tim Miller of EquuSearch is also attempting to get to the bottom of it, admitting in an interview he has spoken with HPD investigators routinely since Farias was discovered outside of the church last week. Miller said in the last 24 hours, HPD has told him, “They want to go visit Rudy. They want to go talk with family and they want to put things together...”

A business near where Farias was found expressed concerns. They said the man in the video never previously visited their establishment. They also said that the man came in only hours before Farias was discovered. He was incoherent, had no money, and left after someone purchased a meal for him, according to the workers.

A few hours later, Farias, who is unable to talk, according to his family, was discovered across the street by HPD and HFD.

KPRC 2 Investigates has since learned from family members that the man in the video is not Rudy.

Farias’ mother was unable to accommodate us with an interview but did confirm she is slated to meet with investigators from HPD’s Missing Persons Unit on Wednesday.

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