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Search continues: Grimes County deputies looking for missing 3-year-old boy

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 10:53:29-04

It's Thursday morning — and a 3-year-old boy, who reportedly chased a neighbor's dog into the woods, is still missing.

The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office continues to try to locate Christopher Ramirez, as it approaches one day since he disappeared.

The boy was last seen around 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the 10000 block of Deer Park Lane, located in the Fox Fire subdivision in Plantersville.

According to police, just after 1 p.m. the boy's family returned from a grocery shopping trip. As they unloaded from the car, the 3-year-old boy began playing with a neighbor's dog. Sheriff Don Sowell said the boy disappeared chasing the neighbor’s dog into the woods.

Authorities are saying the forest canopy is very thick, and they are having a hard time searching even with search and rescue helicopters.

"We are still out here searching, we have numerous volunteers," said Sheriff Sowell as of 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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The search area is on CR 351, three miles south of Plantersville.

Overnight, divers from Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable Office searched through a slime-covered pond.

Sheriff Sowell also has groups of eight to ten people retracing the steps that were made by teams earlier in the day.

Sowell said the boy was last seen wearing a lime green shirt, unidentified shorts, and red Mickey Mouse shoes. The child is 3 feet tall, with brown hair, and brown eyes, according to the Amber Alert Network of the Brazos Valley.