Search continues for 3-year-old boy who went missing while playing with dog outside Grimes County home, sheriff says
The mother of 3-year-old Christopher Ramirez is pleading for help finding her son. The toddler has been missing for over 24 hours in Grimes County.
Authorities searching for 3-year-old boy who went missing while playing with dog in Grimes CountyAuthorities are searching for a 3-year-old boy who they said went missing while chasing a neighbors dog in Grimes County.
The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office said 3-year-old Christopher Ramirez was last seen in the 10000 block of Deer Park Lane in the Foxfire subdivision around 1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.
According to reports, the family was unloading groceries when Ramirez spotted a neighbors dog and started playing with it. Moments later, the family said the boy was gone.
Christopher Ramirez, 3, was found about five miles from his home. He is alive and well, according to authorities.
UPDATE: Search moves to vehicles, sheds and structures due to new information7 p.m.
A boy from Grimes County has been declared missing by authorities after he allegedly went chasing after a loose dog and hasn't been seen since.
Chuck Fleeger with the Amber Alert Network of the Brazos Valley said the boy has been identified as Christopher Ramirez, 3. He is three feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. Ramirez only speaks Spanish but will respond to his name, according to authorities.
Authorities said the boy has been missing since 2 p.m. Wednesday from the 10,000 block of Deer Park Lane in the Foxfire subdivision. Ramirez was last seen wearing a bright green shirt with Mickey Mouse shoes. Authorities are also going house to house in the area.
A DPS helicopter is also flying in the area to see if they can spot the boy from the air. Amber Alert Network of the Brazos Valley is also at the scene to help search for the boy.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell confirmed a dog has returned from the woods where authorities have been searching for Christopher Ramirez. Sheriff Sowell said they have covered more than a square mile of wooded area but have not been able to find the boy.
K9 units with TDCJ as well as DPS helicopters have been working with authorities on the ground. Groups of citizens in and around the Plantersville area have also arrived on scene to help search for Ramirez, but a call for volunteers has not been made at this time.
Several agencies are on scene to provide support, including a dive and rescue team to help search any bodies of water.
Sheriff Sowell said he does not have any reason to believe there is foul play involved and that he is hoping Ramirez will be rescued soon. He said authorities will not stop until Ramirez is found.
Authorities said they have received new information from members of Ramirez's family that he likes to play in vehicles. The search team gathered and decided they would once again search each and every vehicle throughout the subdivision.
Teams will also be searching all sheds, pools and other places that look like good hiding spots.
The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing child believed to be endangered. Three-year-old Christopher Ramirez was last seen in the 10000 block of Deer Park Lane – in the Foxfire subdivision in Plantersville on October 6.
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