A Texas toddler who disappeared last week has been found alive. Last Wednesday afternoon, three-year-old Christopher Ramírez followed his dog into the woods near his house in Plantersville, northwest of Houston. His mother, Araceli Núñez was unloading groceries from their car when the tot disappeared. Núñez, other relatives, and neighbors searched for Christopher for 20 minutes before contacting the police.
More than 150 law enforcement officials from multiple agencies and volunteers assisted in the four day search for the toddler. They did ground searches using K-9 units and surveyed the area with helicopters and drones. They also inspected bodies of water in the area and reviewed surveillance from nearby homes in hopes of getting any clues of the boy’s whereabouts.
The search reached a standstill late on its third day as authorities waited for any leads to come in. Then on Saturday, someone "called in after hearing some noise" and the search resumed. At 11:15am, four days after his disappearance, Ramirez was found five miles from his home. It looks like the “little boy was just lost in the woods," says Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell. The boy and his mother have been reunited and he was reportedly in “good shape” after the ordeal, but was taken to a children’s hospital out of caution.