Authorities believe he operated in Colorado as well as Texas and Louisiana. Describing the family's private reunion with the girl, Henry said "she walked into the room. When Cox was stopped in rural Kerr County on Friday morning, Leah bolted from the other side of the car and ran toward law enforcement authorities.
He registered as a sex offender in Montgomery County. The suspected serial kidnapper, tentatively identified as Gary Dale Cox48, killed himself with a single revolver shot to the head after he was approached in his vehicle at a secluded hunting cabin by a deputy who had a premonition he would save the missing girl.
You got my little girl out of there and I am just so thrilled to see her again, to see her laugh.
She's in there eating some pineapple pizza which no one else will eat," Henry said. Cox is also suspected in the recent abductions of young girls in San Antonio and Slidell, La. Cozette Fogus had said. He repeatedly molested and exposed his genitals to pre-teen and teen-age girls close to the age of his own children.
Authorities had believed a serial kidnapper was at work because two other girls had been abducted, held for days and then released, in recent weeks. San Antonio FBI officials insisted the dead man was not positively identified, but other agents who provided his name said he was a registered sex offender from Montgomery County.
Cox, who once lived in northern suburbs of Houston, has been in and out of the judicial system for years.
Billeiter," the sheriff recounted. When Cox was stopped in rural Kerr County on Friday morning, Leah bolted from the other side of the car and ran toward law enforcement authorities. Cox, who once lived in northern suburbs of Houston, has been in and out of the judicial system for years. FBI officials at the Houston field office said they still have a long way to go before the case is wrapped up.