Maryland Girl Found Dead After Massive Search
Sex offender charged with kidnapping Sarah Foxwell, 11
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2009 8:08 PM CST
Thomas J. Leggs Jr. of Salisbury, Md., a registered sex offender, has been charged in the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – The body of a Maryland girl who authorities say was abducted by a registered sex offender was found today in a wooded area near the Delaware state line after thousands of volunteers spent Christmas searching for her. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said the body of 11-year-old Sarah H. Foxwell was discovered about 4pm. He offered few other details. Thomas J. Leggs Jr., 30, was arrested Wednesday and charged in her kidnapping.