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
Maryland Girl Found Dead After Massive Search
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)

(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. (Read more child abduction stories.)

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