Missing children found safe
UPDATE — Serina and Matthew Solley of Vidor have been found and are safe.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call that the children had been found on a train in Houston by the Houston Police Department and that they were safe and unharmed. The details as to where the train was or how the children had been found are still being gathered at this time.
Serina and Matthew are being transported to a hospital as a precaution and arrangements will then be made to bring them back to Vidor.
Authorities will continue to look into the events surrounding the pair leaving their home and how they ended up on a train in Houston.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone for their prayers and for their assistance in spreading the word and searching for these 2 children.
Press Release — At approximately 12:30pm today, the Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting 2 runaway children from the Vidor area.
Deputies responded to Ricky Lane and spoke with Seaver Solley, and his fiancé, Michelle . It was reported that 9 year old Serina Solley and 11 year old Matthew Solley had been missing since about 11:00am. Both Seaver and Michelle had spoke to Serina and Matthew earlier that morning, but awoke again shortly before 11:00am to find them not in the home. After Seaver and Michelle looked around the home, called family and friends and still had not located the children, they called the Sheriff’s Office.
Serina is 4 foot, 7 inches and approximately 70 pounds with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a black shirt, and a hot pink jacket.
Matthew is 4 foot, 7 inches and approximatley 85 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black pants with green striping and a black/gray shirt.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a search of the area surrounding Ricky Lane, to include Highway 12 and also the North Tram area. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with this search is the Vidor Police Department, Vidor Emergency Services District #1, and Acadian Ambulance. Many citizens have been in the area helping to search for the children, as well.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with their helicopter and just recently took to the air, in the search area, using their night vision equipment.
Anyone with any knowledge of the location of either of these children are asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 409-883-2612.