AMBER ALERT Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Rex Missing Since 4/14/14 in Magnolia, TX … Believed Kidnapped by 51 Year Old Randy Johnson (Update: Elizabeth Found Safe, Johnson Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Rex, who has been missing since Monday, April 14, 2014 in Magnolia, Texas. Police believe that she was kidnapped by 51 year old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family. Elizabeth’s parents, Patrick Rex and Jennifer Black, have told police that they took Randy Johnson into their home because he needed a place to stay; however, they told him to leave because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her. Elizabeth Rex is 14, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old. Police believe that Johnson may be headed to the Mexican border.
Elizabeth Rex was last seen wearing black pants, a gray tank top, red jacket and gray tennis shoes.
Police believe a family friend has kidnapped the girl, and the pair may have already left the state, possibly headed for Mexico.
Elizabeth Rex went outside to get the mail Monday, and never returned home.
Her parents believe 51-year-old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family took the girl.
Patrick Rex, and Jennifer Black, Elizabeth’s mother, say 51 year old Randy Johnson was a friend of a friend who needed a place to stay. They opened their home to him, but forced him out because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her.
Elizabeth is 14, but her parents say, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old.
UPDATE I: A man suspected of running away with a 14-year-old girl with Down syndrome has taunted her parents over the phone saying they’ll never see her again, they have said.
‘He calls us and says, “Y’all will never see Lizzy again” and things like that,’ said her dad Patrick Rex. ‘”Where we’re going you can’t get there”. Not even ten minutes later he calls back and goes, “La-la-la-la”.’
The parents added that Johnson claimed he was going to be passing through a checkpoint, but pointed out that the family had no IDs to be able to do the same.
If anyone can assist on providing information, you are asked to contact Detective T. Gannucci with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or the department’s communication center at 936-760-5800.
Elizabeth Rex, of Magnolia, was located in the Texas town of Harlingen, near the Mexico border, with Randy Johnson, a 51-year-old man who previously worked with the girl’s father and briefly lived with the family until he became too close to the young girl, who has been diagnosed with autism and pervasive developmental disorder.
“She appears unharmed,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brady Fitzgerald told FoxNews.com. “She’s been transferred to a local hospital for evaluation.”
Johnson remains in custody on kidnapping charges, according to Fitzgerald, who added that the suspect called the girl’s parents and taunted them after the brazen abduction.