A 14-year-old girl from Magnolia with mental and physical disabilities has been found in safe condition in Harlingen after an Amber Alert was issued in her disappearance.
The Texas Department of Public safety had issued the alert for Elizabeth after she walked outside her home to the mailbox and never returned.
Her parents told authorities that 51-year-old Randy Johnson, who at one time lived with the family took the girl.
Patrick Rex, and Jennifer Black, Elizabeth's mother, say Johnson was a friend of a friend who needed a place to stay. They opened their home to him, but forced him out because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her.
Although Elizabeth is 14, her parents say, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, that she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6-year-old child. They believed that Elizabeth intended to meet Johnson on Monday when she left the neighborhood.
"Maybe she thought she would just be gone for a couple hours and he would bring her back," Elizabeth's mother, Jennifer Black said. "Obviously that's not what his intentions were." Black added that her daughter left with her cell phone but didn't take any clothes or a bag.
Elizabeth's parents found a phone number in her room and called it.
Patrick Rex, FOX 26, "I called that number. Lizzy answered. I asked, Where you at? Then the phone went dead like someone snatched it out of her hand or she hung up."
The parents tried calling the number back but it just went to voicemail.
A few hours later the teen's parents have received a chilling phone call.
Rex says the person on the phone told him, "You'll never see Lizzy again. I've got her and where we are going you can't get across the checkpoint because you don't have an id. Come get me."
"I don't think he would harm her," Rex told FOX 26. "I pray to God that he wouldn't."