HOUSTON — Wilson Stratton, the 17-year-old who went missing Sunday afternoon, has been found safe, Texas EquuSearch confirms.
The teen was found in the 700 block of North Shepherd Monday afternoon. He’s being checked out at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Stratton had been missing for 10 days with no money, no cell phone, no additional clothing. His disappearance brought an entire community together on foot to search for him using flyers and social media.
Dad Stan Stratton told NewsFix his son has been struggling emotionally over the death of his mother. The older Stratton worried his son’s trusting nature may have been both a blessing and a curse in this situation. He feared the teen would accept help from folks that did not have his best interest at heart.
Stratton also told NewsFix he felt especially blessed to have so much support here and elsewhere in the country.
Stratton was last seen on Jan. 19 while leaving a Shell Gas station on San Felipe Street and Willowick Road near River Oaks.
Volunteers searched around parks, train tracks and parking garages for the missing teen, hoping to find any clues leading to Stratton’s whereabouts.
The teen was last seen wearing a green and white Magellan fishing shirt, gray gym shorts and white tennis shoes.
No further details have been immediately released.