Missing east Texas teen believed to be with Snapchat predator found safe in Louisiana

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Missing teen from east Texas found safe. (KTRK)

A missing east Texas teenager has been found in Louisiana, the Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Heaven Ray Cox, 15, was reported missing on Saturday in Orange, Texas. Deputies said the residence where Heaven was located belonged to a relative of a person that was known by the teen.

Heaven's mother believed her daughter left with a man she met on Snapchat and could have been going with him to California.

"It's total shock, total shock," the girl's mother said. "We did not see it coming. Mainly we don't have any answers at all. We have no name, no face."

Officials have not released any information related to the alleged man Heaven met on social media.

Full statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

"After following several leads and speaking with numerous individuals, Orange County Investigators located Heaven Cox at a residence in Louisiana. Heaven was unharmed and has been reunited with her family this evening. Preliminary reports are that Heaven left her residence last Saturday on her own accord, but we will continue to speak to all persons involved. We have not ruled out pending criminal charges. The residence where Heaven was located belonged to a relative of a person that was known by Heaven. This investigation will continue and we will relay further information as it becomes available. We would like to thank everyone across many states for their assistance and prayers involved in locating Heaven."

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