Teen who was found safe after five-day disappearance has died

A Texas teenager believed to have been abducted by a “predator” on Snapchat died just two months after she was reunited with her family.

Heaven Cox of Mauriceville, Texas, died on Saturday afternoon, according to her mother Tammy Cox. No cause of death was given.

“Our sweet Heaven left us to be with Jesus this afternoon around 4:00. Some bright lights are not meant for this dark and cruel world….Sing with the angels sweet girl. I love you,” Tammy Cox wrote.

Hours earlier, Tammy Cox asked her Facebook friends to stop and pray for her daughter, saying , “It’s an emergency!!”

The teenager, who suffered from mental illness, went missing on Nov. 25.

Heaven Cox had been talking to a “much older” man who had been manipulating the teenager “for some time,” according to Tammy Cox in a now-deleted Facebook post.

The teenager was found safe in Louisiana and reunited with her family five days after she went missing.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it appeared the teen ran away on her own accord, and police never confirmed whether the Snapchat "predator" was involved.

Friends and family offered their condolences on Facebook after Tammy Cox shared the news of her daughter’s death and called Heaven Cox “the light and life in my home.”

Felicia Marie Hippler wrote, "She was such a beautiful girl. I remember when I first saw her, she was so little and gorgeous already! I hope she's found her peace and I'm praying for you guys."

Giomar Chapman wrote, "Dear Tammy I’m so sorry sweetheart, my heart aches for you. She will be greatly miss[ed] but your angel she will always be."

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High-profile kidnapping cases through the years

Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002 when she was 14. She was found nine months later after she was recognized while out in public with her captors. Brian David Mitchell was convicted of kidnapping and raping Smart and was sentenced to life in prison in 2011. Mitchell's estranged wife, Wanda Barzee, admitted to her role in the kidnapping and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Jaycee Lee Dugard

Phillip and Nancy Garrido abducted Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 near Lake Tahoe when she was 11 and held her captive for 18 years. Dugard was forced to live in tents and sheds behind Garrido's home in California. She was found in 2009 after Garrido brought her to his parole meeting and investigators became suspicious. Phillip Garrido reportedly raped her for years and fathered two children with her. Phillip was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison and his wife was sentenced to 36 years to life.  

Nancy Garrido
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Jaycee Lee Dugard
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Phillip Garrido
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Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of the American aviator, was kidnapped from his home in March 1932. A ladder was used to climb up to the baby's bedroom and a ransom note was left behind. The infant's body was later discovered near the Lindbergh's mansion in New Jersey. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted of murder and was later executed by electric chair.

Charles Lindbergh Jr.
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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
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Caylee Anthony

3-year-old Caylee Anthony was last seen alive on June 16, 2008. She wasn't reported missing until a month later when her mother, Casey Anthony, told investigators that a babysitter kidnapped her. The young girl's remains were found in a wooded-area in December 2008. Casey Anthony stood trial for her daughter's murder but was acquitted.

Caylee Anthony
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Casey Anthony
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Natascha Kampusch

Natascha Kampusch vanished when she was 10-years-old in 1998 while walking to school. The woman broke free on August 23, 2006, after living for eight years in a small basement area under a garage next to the suspected kidnappers house in Strasshof, 15 miles outside of the capital Vienna. The suspect, Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide after Kampusch managed to escape.

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Carlina White

Carlina White, seen here as a baby and adult, was kidnapped from Harlem Hospital in 1987. As she grew up she began to question if the woman who was raising her was actually her mother. After doing some research she discovered a picture of herself when she was an infant on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website and was eventually reunited with her family 23 years later. The woman who abducted her, Ann Pettway, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Relisha Rudd

8-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared on March 1, 2014. She was last seen spending time with the janitor of the homeless shelter where she stayed with her mother. That man, Kahlil Tatum later killed himself but Relisha has never been found.

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