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14-year-old found safe in South Texas
MAGNOLIA, Texas - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
Family members say 14-year-old Elizabeth Rex, the Magnolia girl who went missing on Monday, has been found safe in South Texas.
An Amber Alert was issued for the girl on Tuesday.
Check back for updates to this developing story.
The 14-year old is known as "Lizzy" in Magnolia's Victoria Village neighborhood where she is homeschooled.
Her parents say she has a touch of Down Syndrome, autism and something called Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
Her family said they were sure she was taken by 51-year-old Randy Johnson. He worked with Patrick Rex and knew another family friend too
Lizzy's family took him in after learning he was battling colon cancer and had nowhere to go.
They kicked him out after he got a little too friendly with Lizzy.
"I mean we were literally listening to every conversation and it was in code," said Black. "So once we decided what the codes were, it was like you have to go you can't be here."
On Monday, the girl walked outside and simply vanished.
Her parents knew nothing until they received a call from Johnson taunting them.
"He calls us and says, "Y'all will never see Lizzy again and things like that cuz where we're going you can't get there," said Rex. "Not even ten minutes later he calls back and goes, "La-la-la-la.a"