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HPD Seeks Public's Assistance In Missing Child Case

April 10, 2006 -- On April 7, 2006, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Roderick Terrell Fountain called the Houston Police Department to report his three-year-old son, Kendrick Jackson, had wandered away from home at 9:30 that morning and had not been located. Patrol officers responded to the call and a search began. Officers from the Juvenile Division's Missing Persons Unit also responded to the scene and later that day investigators from the Homicide Division were called as well. Agents from the local office of the FBI joined in the investigation to provide technical assistance.

During the next two days, numerous volunteers searched the immediate area for Kendrick and multiple teams of investigators tried to verify any leads. As is customary for this type of investigation, family members and friends were questioned at length for any information about Kendrick's disappearance.

On April 9, 2006, Roderick Fountain (b/m, DOB 10-4-74) was arrested on a warrant for the misdemeanor offense of filing a false report. This was based on several instances of Mr. Fountain trying to deliberately mislead investigators and urging others to do so during this investigation. Kendrick Jackson is still missing. His family and investigators remain very concerned about his welfare.

It is unknown where Fountain was between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:50 a.m. Friday. It is believed he was driving a Champagne colored Lexus automobile during that time period, and Kendrick may have been with him. Anyone who may have seen this automobile during this time period is urged to call investigators.

During the next several days investigators and volunteers will begin to search an area on the eastside of Harris County along the I-10 corridor between Houston and Baytown. This is a very large search area and residents and business owners are urged to check their properties for any signs of Kendrick. There is no confirmed information that Kendrick is within the confines of this search area.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Kendrick Jackson is urged to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713 222-TIPS.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.