CARA MARIE COX – RECOVERED!!
CARA MARIE COX
Cara has been recovered. Thank you to all of those who followed her case and helped to bring her home safely.
After being missing for 57 months, Cara Cox and her mother, Jodie Borchert, were reunited in Miami, a reunion full of tears, thanks and excitement. It was finally the ending we always wanted to see. Jodie never lost hope of finding her little girl. On Mother’s Day Jodie has posted a message for Cara on FaceBook reading:
“Hi Cara baby, this is mommy wishing you had been here on this my fifth Mother’s Day without you, I miss you more than words can say! Please keep trying to reach us, don’t ever give up we are all still here and looking for you …… always. Becky your big sis and Alyssa, Dane, Maia and even baby Nora who you have yet to meet we are all hoping and praying for your safe return! Call 911 and tell them you were taken from Deltona, Florida they will get you home safe, please never give up hope! I am sending you giant bubble kisses from my heart to yours, love mommy”
What happened next was the miracle Jodie had been hoping for since the last day she saw her daughter. Hours after writing that post, an anonymous tip came into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Aaron Cox had been hiding in the mountains near Hidalgo, Mexico – 2 hours from Mexico City. Both he and Cara were found living under assumed names. US Marshals and Mexican authorities travelled to the remote area where they arrested Cox and took Cara into custody. Cox was returned to the US and is awaiting extradition to Volusia County, where the original warrant was issued for interference with child custody. Brandon Haught, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office stated “It is a huge relief to bring this case to a successful conclusion.” More charges may be pressed against Cox as the investigation continues.
Cara is extremely happy and excited to be reunited with her Mom and the rest of her family.
Cara’s story is one that reminds us we can never give up on finding a missing child no matter how much time has passed. We can find the children stolen from us by reading their cases, sharing their stories, and paying a little more attention to what is going on around us. It only took a single call, from a single person to find Cara and end the nightmare she and her mother had been living for nearly 5 years. It is never too late to bring a child home.
WELCOME HOME CARA!
Cara Marie Cox
Date of Birth: May 19, 2001
Height: 4’1” Weight: 46 lbs
Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Missing: August 14, 2009 From: Deltona, FL
Distinguishing Features: She has a birthmark on her neck.
Cara was abducted by her non-custodial father, Aaron Cox. Cara’s parents had never married. Her mother in Deltona, had full custody of her and her father had liberal visitation. Aaron lived in Bainbridge, Georgia, about 5 hours away from Deltona. He started keeping Cara longer than the visitation agreement allowed, and as a result his visitation was restricted. When he picked up Cara from her mother’s home on August 14, 2009, for one of their scheduled visits, he never returned her.
Cara’s mother got an emergency ex parte order about a week after the abduction, but when police went to Aaron’s residence, he and Cara were gone. Aaron had sold his home, removed all of his belongings and left his car abandoned in the driveway. A warrant was issued for his arrest. Aaron dislikes cold weather and may have taken Cara somewhere tropical.
Cara loves insects and wants to be an entomologist, a scientist specializing in insects, when she grew up. She enjoys water activities including swimming, fishing, jet-skiing, boating and going to the beach. She also like biking, soccer, kickball, hide and seek and visiting theme parks.
Date of Birth: April 23, 1959
Height: 5’8” Weight: 145 lbs
Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Distinguishing Features. He has a birthmark on the back of his neck. He has a metal plate in his left leg causing him to walk with an unusual gait. He also has a loud chronic cough.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Cara Marie Cox, please immediately contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department at:
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at: