The sixth grade victim told authorities that shortly after he got off the school bus last Monday, five white teenage boys approached him on Greenwich and Rhobell Street, and forced him into a 4-door vehicle decorated with flames on the side.
Zavion's mother, Michelle Lee, told ABC13's Erica Simon that someone spotted the truck in Brazoria County.
When asked if the truck was the same during the alleged kidnapping, Zavion said "yes."
Someone spotted a red truck with flames in Brazoria County, Texas today; sent the photo to #ZavionParker’s mom. She asked her son if this was the truck he was talking about. He said yes.— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 19, 2018
(I chose to blur the license plate #. The family has the original). pic.twitter.com/I4RFqkrrmB
Zavion told authorities that the teenage boys, accompanied by one adult male driver, took him to a vacant house or cabin and assaulted him.
The suspects reportedly took his jacket, shoes, phone and keys.
A woman in northeast Houston told Eyewitness News that officers investigated the abandoned property on Tuesday.
Woman in East Houston just called me. Says at least 7 officers are at an abandoned “shack”/property near Zavion’s home right now. The street is blocked off and they appear to be investigating. Don’t know what will come of this, but will keep you posted. pic.twitter.com/lm1syICREg— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 16, 2018
Lee says she received threatening messages from her sons' phone saying they were going to "kill him."
Camecia Carmouche was driving down Wayside near the Northeast YMCA when she spotted the teen running with a torn shirt and no shoes.
She called Houston police.
This is Camecia Carmouche, the woman who saw Zavion Parker running down the street; stopped to help him. pic.twitter.com/wFNpLheNsx— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 15, 2018
Earlier this week, Houston ISD sent out a robo-call that informed parents at Forest Brook Middle School of the alleged kidnapping.
HISD also plans to beef up patrols at the school.