Updated: The body of Sarah Foxwell has been recovered at approxiately 4PM EST today
Our hearts and prayers are with her family.
Wicomico County, MD– Abducted from her home at approximately 9:30PM the evening of December 22, Sarah Haley Foxwell was taken by a registered sex offender who is now in custody.
More than 3000 volunteers swelled the grounds of the Arthur W Perdue Stadium this morning, on Christmas Day, to help man the search that has been underway since she was reported missing.
Thomas J Leggs, 30, a former boyfriend of Sarah’s Aunt who has legal custody of the child, has been charged with burglary and kidnapping in connection with her abduction. Leggs is a previously convicted sex offender.
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said Legg has been of “no asisstance to his investigators:
“She wasn’t in her room,” Lewis said. He said there was no evidence of forced entry to the home where the girls live with their aunt, who is their legal guardian. Leggs is a former boyfriend of the aunt, officials said.
A “juvenile witness” awoke during the night Tuesday and saw Sarah leave the bedroom with “Tommy,” and said he was wearing blue jeans, an orange jacket and white sneakers
Deputies found Sarah’s green toothbrush and a lollipop in the 2003 Dodge Ram truck Leggs admitted driving.
Leggs, unemployed, is listed as a high risk offender on Maryland and Delaware Sex Offender registries.