On January 3, 2021, at approximately 11:26 PM Rockwall County dispatchers received an urgent call from a parent that her 12-year-old son was missing. The mother was awakened by the garage door being closed at 11:20 PM and quickly found him missing. The son had left a written message stating why he was leaving. The only details provided were that the child was 5′ tall and wearing a hoodie.
and requested searchers.
This response by Fate DPS, CART, and CERT points to the fact that a parent or caregiver by quickly calling 911 to report a missing family member can result in recovery in a short time. Residents are advised to call close friends or relatives of the missing and perform a search of the last place seen. They should not wait, call 911, and report a confirmed missing family member.