A Texas teenager named Heaven Ray Cox has been missing since November 26, 2017, after vanishing from her house. Her family fears that she is with an older man she met online. Here are some facts about Cox’s case.
Technology can be both a boon and a curse, and in the case of Texan Heaven Ray Cox, 15, it appears to be the latter. According to Cox’s mother, the girl is believed to be with an older California man she met on Snapchat.
How the Heaven Ray Cox Case Started
Heaven Ray Cox’s parents reported that she had a habit of sleeping in on weekends. They thought that their daughter was in her bedroom sleeping on November 26, 2017, but when they went to check on her, she was missing.
Her family believes that Cox was either abducted by the man she met on Snapchat or she ran away with him. The authorities were informed of Cox’s disappearance and are now trying to connect the dots to the unidentified predator.
Cox was last seen in her home in Mauriceville, Texas.
Mom’s Desperate Facebook Post
Cox’s mother Tammy wrote a lengthy Facebook post about her daughter’s disappearance, which reads, “This is Heaven Ray Cox, a missing child. She is 15 and may be in the company of a man much older than her. He is a predator who manipulated her online into believing that he is her friend.
“She suffers from mental illness and is currently in a manic phase due to being off of her medication. Please share this with everyone you know on Facebook, but particularly those who live in California, or the states between Texas anf [sic] California.
“She is 5’3, blonde hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 113 pounds. She is petite and pretty, and will stand out in a crowd. We need to bring her home, as we believe she is in grave danger.”
Tammy further explained that her daughter had left a note: “She left a goodbye note to me and her Dad, and said that she wouldn’t have a phone, so I’m sure he has taken it from her, as it isn’t here, and I have torn her room apart. She is off her meds and is in a manic phase of bipolar disorder.”
Police said the note indicates that Heaven Ray Cox might have been California bound.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County, Texas sheriff’s office at (409) 883-2612.