UPDATE 5/10/19 – The body found has been identified as Brandon Rios.
UPDATe 5/9/19 – Corpus Christi police have found a body near Oso Parkway and Halifax Drive, deep in the brush away from the street. No positive identification has been made. Brandon’s mother Teri posted, “I would like to thank the community for all the love and support we have received, searching for my son Brandon Rios. So many family and friends have been searching for him since we suspected something was wrong. I’d like to thank all the officials that have been working tirelessly in this search….
-Corpus Christi Police Department
-Nueces County Sheriff’s Office
-Nueces County ESD
-US Coast Guard
-US Border Patrol
-Joe Braman and Zeke Ortiz of Refugio County
– Teri Rios, Mother of Brandon Rios
Original Post: Brandon Rios, 18, a student at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been missing since Friday, May 3, 2019. He was last seen at home in the Terra Mar subdivision.
His mom, Teri posted on Facebook: “My son Brandon Rios has been missing since 0700 Friday morning. He’s 18 years old and a freshman at TAMUCC. Ht is 5’7“, black curly/wavy hair. It is not like him to not come home. He left that morning and didn’t take his car, so he either left walking or someone picked him up. It was not common for him to go walking or jogging early in the morning, he usually jogged in the evening. He was not wearing running clothes. It rained hard that morning Friday May 3rd. He was wearing a black hoodie and black pants. The shoes he was wearing I believe were his camo slides. We believe he had his phone with him but it must be drained because it goes straight to voicemail. Please notify me immediately if you have any information. We love him and miss him so much it’s unbearable. Please pray for his safety and that he’ll be home soon.”
There will be a search Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m. posted Teri: “The meeting place for the search tomorrow, Wednesday May 8th, is at the Oso Preserve. The trails in there have been checked by many, many people. When I called the office, they were extremely helpful. Lauren informed me another worker was walking the trails and that he had a good eye for finding things. Caleb informed me that they checked their cameras in the front and back of the building. They even contacted a friend that has cameras that face their entrance. They are AWESOME!! We are mostly meeting there so there will be parking and we can team up and co-ordinate. Thank you all for your help and prayers. God bless you all 💜”
Brandon has black curly hair and is 5 foot 7 inches tall.He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie and pants and soccer slides shoes.
Call the Corpus Christi Police Department if you know of Rios’ whereabouts at (361) 886-2600.