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    TX - Kelli Cox, 20, Denton, 15 July 1997 - Vanished near police station

    Below are links for information on Kelli Ann Cox. This young woman disappeared from my area in 1997. She left behind a 1-1/2 year old daughter. She was touring the Denton County Jail, I believe, with her college class, and afterwards, when she went to her car, she was locked out. She called her boyfriend and that is the last anyone has seen/heard of her. Her parents are raising her daughter, and they are desperate for information as to what happened to Kelli.

    The second link has age-progressed photographs. She is a beautiful girl and she needs to come home to her family. It sounds like her family is doing an awesome job of raising her daughter, but how sad that no one knows what happened.

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/findme/Cox_Kelli.htm

    http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/loca...st/7164409.htm

    Edited to ask Doyle to move this to the Missing But Not Forgotten forum, where I should have posted originally. Thanks!
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    Kelli Ann Cox

    The web page for Kelli and it can be viewed here
    http://www.casewatchers.com/missing/FindKelli.html

    Please sign any thoughts or prayers for the family in the guest book at the bottom of the page. A kind word goes a long way in the hearts of a family so broken, y'all!!

    Kelli also has a printable flyer which can be downloaded here, http://www.casewatchers.com/missing/KelliCoxPoster.html

    Please print and distribute as many flyers as possible in local businesses or anywhere you deem appropriate and thanks.

    Remember, your flyer might be the one that brings her home again. Thanks ahead of time for any and all actions taken on behalf of Kelli Ann or her family who love and miss her so much.

    With love and HOPE, Lanie
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    I had the distinct pleasure of spending the day with Kelli's parents and her daughter while I was home in Texas. Unfortunately, they were not able to attend Missing Persons Day this year, but now that Kelly Jolkowski and I are networking Kelli's case, I think they might try and come next year. Special thanks to Monica for making this meeting possible.

    A lot is starting to happen now, with the mailer and responses to the applications on the national and international sites. Please pray for Kelli. Pray for those who search for her and especially for her family who love and miss her so very much.

    If anyone wants to help with the mailing, please contact Kelly Jolkowski or myself and we will zap that to you right away. For those already on the list for updates on the missing, thank you so much. You are the reason the mailers are so successful.

    With love and hope, Lanie
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    or Kelly can be reached at Project Jason via
    Kelly.Jolkowski@projectjason.org

    Special thanks to MT and to MT for all their help with flyers, buttons, etc.
    Blessings to all, especially to AR and A2 (Lady Bug hugs)

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    I left a msg. for the Cox family. I told them I learned of the case from Lanie. There are too many people disappearing. I dont like that.
    There has to be something we can do to help stop it.

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    I met the Bynums in October 2002 at the Texas Caucus for Missing and Exploited Children. They brought their granddaughter with them. (Kelli's daughter) It's very sad to see her grow up without a mom, but at least she has loving grandgarents.

    The caucus is documented here: http://rachelcookesearch.org/texasconf.html

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    I live about 30 minutes from the area from where Kelli went missing. I remember reading about it in the paper at the time. The paper runs articles on Kelli and her family from time to time. I have not heard of any leads or suspects. Seems like she just disappeared without a trace.

    IMO

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    Today marks seven years since Kelli Ann Cox disappeared.

    Please light a candle for Kelli and whisper a prayer for her family as they deal with this terrible anniversary. They have been doing interviews all week ahead of time, in response to recent media on her case. This will be a hard day. Pray for them to get answers, and soon.

    Please leave a note on her guest book, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the form and hit send, and thanks. A kind word goes a long way in the hearts of a family so broken.

    http://www.casewatchers.com/missing/FindKelli.html

    Bless you all for your prayers and thoughts posted to Kelli's family on her guest book and also on private e-mails.

    With love and HOPE, Lanie
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    Lanie, I added my comments to the board. Thanks once again for keeping this family in the forefront.

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    Lanie...so sad..I sent a message too.....Hope they get an answer soon!!

    Thanks for alerting e to the anniversary...........You are an angel

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    For Kelli Ann and her family, who love and miss her so much.

    Praying for answers, and soon.
    With love and HOPE, Lanie
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    Bumping for Kelli and her family.

    Kelly

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    More info on Kelli Ann can be found here

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7001

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    NCMA profile

    Kelli is currently being profiled by the National Center for Missing Adults on their homepage. Please go have a look

    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/

    Scroll down to Personal Profiles and click on More...

    then click on her name, Kelli Cox

    Thank you to Jan, Kelli's mother, for notifying me she was profiled.
    Much love to all of you, Lanie

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    Thanks Lanie for the new links. My heart breaks for Alexis to grow up not knowing what happened to her Mother. I will pray for Kelli's family and hope that they will find Kelli.

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    Kelli Cox ... vanished around noon near the police station, 1997

    I searched the cold case forum and didn't see this case so I'm adding it.

    Kelli Ann Cox was a student at the University Of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 1997. She resided with her parents and her young daughter, Alexis, in Farmers Branch, Texas. Cox attended her morning classes on July 15, 1997, and took a field trip with her criminal justice class to the Denton Police Department. She drove her 1989 Nissan 240-SX to the facility and parked her car in a nearby lot. Cox was not allowed to bring her purse or keys into the facility and she locked her belongings inside of her vehicle. She planned to use a spare key hidden under the vehicle's fender to open the car after the tour.

    Kelli discovered that her spare key did not work after the tour dismissed. She walked back to the police department and attempted to call her boyfriend, Lawrence Harris III. Cox was unable to reach him for unclear reasons and officers directed her to a pay phone two blocks away. She reached Harris from the telephone outside of the Conoco gas station and convenience store near East McKinney Street and Railroad Avenue

    Harris arrived at the police department between 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM. He discovered Cox's car abandoned inside the parking lot. There was no indication of her in the area and she has never been heard from again. Cox was wearing a black shirt, jeans and sandals at the time of her disappearance. No witnesses observed her departure from outside the Conoco station.

    Cox left all of her personal belongings behind at her family's residence, including $200 in cash. There has not been any activity within her bank account, which held approximately $1000 in July 1997. Cox's mother said that her daughter was devoted to Alexis and would never leave her behind willingly. Cox was raising the child on her own after ending her relationship with Alexis' father. Cox's parents have since taken custody of the child.

    She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and sandals.

    Links:

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/issues.../feature2.html
    http://cityofdenton.com/pages/dpdkellicox.cfm
    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/co...d=profile_kcox

    I am familiar with this area and around noon on a weekday, this is a very busy area. The parking lot is across the street from the building that houses the police station. There were all kind of rumors at the time. I remember the guys at our office, about two or three blocks away, wouldn't let women walk to our cars alone or take smoke breaks alone. We found about her disappeance from her parents, who came into the paper office one day with a flier. I haven't heard of any updates.

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    possible?

    "Kelli was born November 12, 1976 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas. . ."
    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/co...d=profile_kcox

    Wednesday, November 25, 1998
    "21-year-old woman was airlifted to a Dayton hospital Tuesday after being trapped beneath a stack of cardboard cases at Victory Wholesale Grocers, 400 Victory Lane.

    Kelli Cox, no address available, was in fair condition Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley Hospital."
    http://www.enquirer.com/editions/199..._digest25.html

    The age is about right considering the birthdate.

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    I agree with what Kelli's family said at the time and has continued to believe: That she wouldn't have gone off on her own and never contacted any of them. She had nothing on her person at the time; she'd left it all in her car for the police station tour.

    I have often wondered how someone was able to abduct her without no one seeing anything. There was some debate about whether she was taken from the gas station or in the parking lot.

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    I know it won't do anyone any good, but it just makes me so mad that the police didn't have lockers or some kind of storage for these kids' keys - what in the heck were they supposed to do? And I don't understand what happened when she was was unable to reach her boyfriend via phone from the police department for "unclear reasons" and was directed to a pay phone a few blocks away. Did they only allow her to make one phone call or was there a problem with the phone at the police dept or something? It just seems so wrong that her disappearance is so closely linked to her trip to the police department. Could someone associated with the police department be involved in her disappearance?

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    more than cops go to a police station

    Quote Originally Posted by annemc2
    I know it won't do anyone any good, but it just makes me so mad that the police didn't have lockers or some kind of storage for these kids' keys - what in the heck were they supposed to do? And I don't understand what happened when she was was unable to reach her boyfriend via phone from the police department for "unclear reasons" and was directed to a pay phone a few blocks away. Did they only allow her to make one phone call or was there a problem with the phone at the police dept or something? It just seems so wrong that her disappearance is so closely linked to her trip to the police department. Could someone associated with the police department be involved in her disappearance?
    More likely it was someone who was there to visit someone else at the facility or who was there to straighten out their own legal problem or someone who was with someone who went in to straighten out a legal problem.

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    A woman who is unable to get into her car, will usually accept help from the closest available male who offers assistance. That would put the male in close enough proximity to threaten with a knife or even a gun.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Since this was '97, it seems to me there should have been extensive camera coverage of the area-certainly the building housing the PD station itself and any related parking areas. Also at the gas station. Anyone approaching this young lady should have been caught on camera. At the least, LE could look for a vehicle that appears on the PD and the gas station cams.

    I wonder if the PD thought to check the LUDs (Local Usage Details) from the payphone. If Kelli were initially unsuccessful in contacting her boyfriend, maybe she tried someone else. She was probably pretty nervous by this point. She had broken up with the father of her child some months before-could she have called him trying to get help?
    I'm really surprised the PD weren't more helpful...Though it's usually not departmental policy to respond to calls of keys locked in vehicles except when the vehicle is running or someone is locked inside, this was across the street from the station! Having owned a '90 240 SX, I know it would take about 6 seconds to open the door with a "slim jim" device.

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    someone posted a link to a page about a women injured in a work related accident do u think that they could be related

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    Just found this article on Kelli Cox. It has an age progressed picture.

    http://cbs11tv.com/topstories/local_...214223032.html

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    New article on Kelli dated Aug. 2 2006
    Has an age progressed picture.

    http://cbs11tv.com/topstories/local_...214223032.html

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