Girl found safe near border after being abducted by father’s friend

MAGNOLIA, Texas (KXAN/CNN) — A missing girl who had been abducted by her father’s friend near Houston has been found unharmed in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported that 14-year-old Elizabeth Rex was last seen in the Houston suburb of Magnolia on Monday.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the 14-year-old girl who was diagnosed with autism, Down Syndrome and other health conditions.

Investigators believe Rex was taken by 51-year-old Randy Johnson, a man who worked with the child’s father.
Johnson’s last known address was reported to be in Harlingen.

Investigators told Action 4 News that both Rex and Johnson were found at a trailer park in Harlingen.

Rex appeared to be unharmed but was taken to a local hospital for evaluation while Johnson was arrested on kidnapping charges.
Family members said Rex is 14 years old but has the mind of a 5 to 6-year-old child.

Elizabeth Rex
Sex: Female
Skin: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Weight: 113 pounds
Description: The child was last seen wearing black pants, gray tank top, red jacket, and gray tennis shoes.

Randy Johnson
Sex: Male
Skin: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 135 pound provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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