Missing 5-year-old Child in Katy Area Found Dead in a Pond

In the afternoon of September 28, 2023, Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies and support personnel conducted an active search for a missing 5-year-old child. The child had wandered off from a residence located at the 5900 block of Longhorn Run Lane in Katy, TX, near 529 and Katy-Hockley Cut-Off Rd.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) issued a missing person alert, seeking public assistance in locating the child.

At 7:00 pm, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez provided a somber update, confirming the tragic outcome. “Sad news. Our dive team has recovered the body, believed to be the missing 5-year-old male child. The child was located underwater in a pond and pronounced deceased. Our condolences go out to the family,” Sheriff Gonzalez announced.

The HCSO and the local community mourn the loss of the young child, and our thoughts are with the family during this devastating time.