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Missing teen wanted for burglaries, Brownsville police say

Efrain Garcia said he was holding onto his faith now more than ever.

There were 3 candles burning in his kitchen alongside a missing person's flyer with his stepson's picture on it .

It's the same one that's been circulating on social media pages online.

Martin Alejandro Gomez, 16-years-old, hasn't been seen since November 7th, according to Garcia.

His family said they feared the worst.

"There's something wrong," Garcia said.

The Rivera High School junior in Brownsville, who's nicknamed "Alex," was with a friend last Friday when he disappeared, according to Garcia.

"Every time he left with his friends and the next day comes, he calls back to go pick him up for lunch or breakfast or something like that, he explained. He's never been missing a lot of days."

He said conflicting stories from the person believed to be with him last led them to turn to Brownsville police.

"That's the reason my wife is so unsteady because she thinks he was dead or something like that, he said.

Alex reportedly hasn TMt posted on his Facebook page or made attempts to contact family.

A police spokesperson said they were investigating the case, but also had reason to believe Alex could potentially be a runaway.

"Police say your son is a wanted suspect in not 1 or 2 but 3 burglaries, Action 4 TMs Ryan Wolf explained to Garcia. Is it possible that he has fled or skipped town to avoid possible prosecution?"

"I don't think," Garcia quickly responded. "He told me that he wants to go make a payment for all the mistakes he made."

"Alex" is described by family as being 5 TM, 5 tall with brown color hair and dark brown eyes.

Garcia said he didn TMt think his stepson had any enemies.

"If you see him in the streets or see him bad, doing drugs or something or not thinking right, make a call," he said.

His family urges anyone with information to please come forward and call Brownsville police Detective Eddy Garcia at (956) 548-7155.

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