The Lamb County Sheriff's Department released a statement to FOX34 about a missing teen. It reads:
"On July 23rd, 2015 the Lamb County Sheriff's office received a report of a missing juvenile. The juvenile was identified as Joe Manzanales 5'7'', 170 lbs. with brown eyes and brown hair who is a 14 year old male from Earth, Texas. Joe had told his parents on July 2nd that he and a friend were leaving to go to Mexico and they would return on July 19th, 2015. Joe left with a Hispanic male approximately 20 to 23 years of age, going by the name of Omar with a possible last name of Reyes. The parents did not know Omar. Joe did not return as planned on July 19th and the parents reported Joe missing on July 23rd. Joe was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt. Joe also has a piercing in his left ear. Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is urged to contact the Lamb County Sheriff's officer as 806-385-7900."