Missing Houston Boy Nyledge Paxton Found Safe, Reunited with Family

Missing Houston Boy Nyledge Paxton Found Safe, Reunited with FamilySource: Houston Police Department
John Becker
Published on December 08, 2023

Relief has swept through Houston as a young boy, previously reported missing, has been safely located and returned to his family. Nine-year-old Nyledge Paxton, who vanished yesterday from his southeast Houston area home, prompted an urgent call for the public's assistance.

The alarm was raised after Nyledge failed to return to his residence on the 2600 block of Reed Road, according to KTRK. His disappearance was first noted by his mother, who, upon arriving home from work, found that Nyledge had last been seen heading toward the neighborhood playground. Although this marked the second instance of the young boy venturing off, it did not lessen the urgency of finding him.

Details provided to the public included Nyledge's last seen clothing, a gray shirt, black pants, and black shoes, along with a physical description: a black boy with a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. Standing at 5'1'' and weighing 130 pounds, his image and information were disseminated in hopes of a swift recovery.

Fortunately, the efforts paid off. Houston police have confirmed that Paxton is back with his family, as FOX 26 Houston reports. The circumstances of his brief disappearance and how he was found have not been disclosed, but the resolution brings closure to a case that could have taken a far more dire turn.