Missing person case remains a mystery 14 years later
It has been more than 14 years since Jerri Cox was last seen alive in Orange.
Her last official sighting was 9 a.m. January 7, 1998 when she reported to her probation officer. She was reported mssing by her parents a few weeks later on Feb. 2.
The petite woman who stood 5 feet 1 inches tall weighed only 95 pounds. When Cox disappeared she was 39 years old.
According to Capt. Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, people driving on Interstate 10 would often call to report they had seen a child walking along the roadway. Officers responded to the scene and would find it was Cox who was actually walking along the side of the road. Because of her small stature, passersby were mistaken.
Cox would now be 55 years old. At the time of her disappearance she had brown hair, pierced ears and dentures. She also had blue eyes and wore glasses. In addition, she had a tattoo of a lightening bolt on her upper right arm and on her left shoulder there was a unicorn.
Cox is believed to have been involved in illegal activities while living in Orange.
She is presumed to be dead since she ceased all contact with her family following her disappearance.
Police are left with no leads since Cox vanished without a trace.
Anyone with any information is asked to call OPD at 409-883-1026.
Pictured: Police are still searching for Jerri Cox who disappeared more than 14 years ago.