Have you seen Marcus? Texas EquuSearch searching for 13-year-old boy last seen in Katy in October

The boy’s mother told KPRC 2 she hasn’t spoken with her son since August, says father was supposed to return Marcus but never did

13-year-old Marcus Lewis, Jr. (Image provided by Texas EquuSearch)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – 13-year-old Marcus Lewis, Jr. was last seen in Katy in mid-October, Texas EquuSearch said.

The boy’s mother, who resides in Colorado, told KPRC 2 she’s been searching for her son in Katy for over a month. She said the boy’s father was supposed to return Marcus to her at the end of the summer but never did. She added that she hasn’t spoken to Marcus since Aug. 6. During that phone call, Marcus cried and told her someone hit him. After that call, the cellphone was switched off.

Authorities conducted welfare checks on the Marcus and his father multiple times, Marcus’s mother told KPRC 2. The last welfare check was conducted on Oct. 16. When authorities couldn’t locate Marcus or his father, they listed Marcus missing.

In late October, Colorado authorities issued an arrest warrant for the boy’s father.

Marcus’s mother told KPRC 2 that though she saw the father’s car parked in his girlfriend’s driveway, the girlfriend claimed she did not know where Marcus or his father were.

Marcus was last seen in Katy on Oct. 16, 2021, per a Texas EquuSearch flyer.

The flyer states Marcus is developmentally delayed and has the cognitive ability of a seven or eight-year-old.

Marcus is five feet seven inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. Marcus has a scar on his eyebrow near his eyelid.

It’s unknown what clothes he was wearing at the time of his disappearance.

Texas EquuSearch said the Marcus is not a runaway.

Anyone with information on Marcus’s whereabouts is urged to contact the HCSO at (713) 755-7427 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500. For additional information, view the teen’s missing bulletin here.

About the Author:

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.