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Search continues into 3rd day for missing boy in Grimes County

Sheriff Sowell
Posted at 10:54 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 21:51:51-04

PLANTERSVILLE, Texas — A massive search continues for a missing 3-year-old boy out of Grimes County.

Christopher Ramirez was last seen around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the 10,000 block of Deer Park Lane in Plantersville.

In a press conference Friday morning, Sheriff Don Sowell said searches for the boy went on through the night. Sowell said they currently do not have any information or leads on his whereabouts.

Friday afternoon, Sowell said officials located a child that matched the description of Ramirez on the US-Mexico Border, but it was later confirmed that the child found was not the missing boy.

The sheriff also addressed Ramirez's stepfather, Jose Angel Gallegos, who is a registered sex offender in the State of Texas. Gallegos was convicted for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old female. Sheriff Sowell said the stepfather was cleared early in the investigation.

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The teams are continuing to go over the same spots and areas they were searching on Thursday without any leads.

A fresh team replaced the nighttime search crew and they will be expanding the searching area.

Officials are continuing to interview family and extended family to confirm where they were at the time the boy went missing.

Sheriff Sowell said that they had not been receiving any tips from the public, making the search more frustrating.

Founder and Director of Texas EquuSearch, Tim Miller, is assisting law enforcement agencies with locating the boy saying, "we're here until we find him."

The mother of a missing 3-year-old boy in Grimes County says she believes her son was abducted. However, law enforcement officials say foul play or abduction is not suspected at this time.

Christopher was last seen wearing a lime green shirt, unidentified shorts, and red Mickey Mouse shoes. He is 3 feet tall, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grimes County Sheriff's Office at (936) 873-215.