Missing Mauriceville teen, Heaven Cox, found safe

An NBC news crew was conducting an interview with the mother of missing Orange County teen, Heaven Cox, when she learned her daughter had been found safe. Autumn Rice of Beaumont is still missing.

ORANGE COUNTY - The missing Mauriceville teen, Heaven Cox, was located Thursday evening.


She was found in Louisiana  at a residence that was a relative of an acquaintance, safe and unharmed.

Heaven was last seen November 25. Her disappearance gained national attention. 12News is following  this story and will bring you more information as it becomes available.


PRESS RELEASE from Orange County Sheriff's Office | 

HEAVEN COX HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!!  After following several leads and speaking with numerous individuals, Orange County Investigators located Heaven Cox at a residence in Louisiana.  Heaven was unharmed and has been reunited with her family this evening.

Preliminary reports are that Heaven left her residence last Saturday on her own accord, but we will continue to speak to all persons involved.

We have not ruled out pending criminal charges.

The residence where Heaven was located belonged to a relative of a person that was known by Heaven.

This investigation will continue and we will relay further information as it becomes available.

We would like to thank everyone across many states for their assistance and prayers involved in locating Heaven.


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