Teenager found safe and unharmed after going missing during jog Sunday

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Sixteen-year-old Jared Chappellat has returned home unharmed and safe, according to his mother.

Chappellat was reported missing Sunday night after going for a jog in north Houston near Sue Barnett Drive.

"Words cannot express the tremendous support and outpouring of love that family, friends and neighbors have shown our family," Caroline O'Reardon, Jared's mother, wrote on Facebook. "We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community."

The family later issued a statement to ABC13:

"The Chapellat family wishes to thank our community neighbors in Oak Forest/Garden Oaks and beyond, our friends and our extended school community for your support in the search for our beloved son Jared. The public response, outpouring of support and kindness that has been shown has humbled us and we will forever be grateful. As you might imagine, as parents we have been through a traumatic time. Our fears for our son overwhelmed us with worry and grief, during a time when the outcome of the search was not certain. He has been found and we are taking every measure to ensure his physical and emotional recovery and well-being. Our focus now is on taking care of Jared and ensuring that he gets all the support he needs moving forward. Our heartfelt thank you to all."
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