8-year-old Houston boy who went missing after going outside to play has been found safe, police say

Ferzen Espinel (HPD)

HOUSTON – Ferzen Espinal, the 8-year-old boy who went missing after he went outside to play has been found safe, according to Houston police.

Police confirmed to KPRC 2 Sunday morning that the boy has been located.

Ferzen had disappeared around 5 p.m. Friday. He came from school, changed out of his school clothing and and went outside to play, police said on Saturday.

Additional information about where he was found and the circumstances have not yet been released.


About the Authors:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.

UH-Downtown grad, coffee addict, cat mom of 2, owner of too many fish tanks