Felicia Cox Missing: Remains found and thought to be that of a second suspected victim of David Cox
Remains believed to belong to a woman missing since 2007 were found Sunday afternoon just west of Pontotoc. Felicia Cox, a mother of two, was 40 when she disappeared from the northern Mississippi city of Pontotoc in July 2007 after going to visit her sister-in-law, Kim Cox. Kim was married to Felicia’s brother-in-law, David Cox.
On the day of Felicia’s disappearance, she went to see Kim Cox at Kim’s home in Pontotoc, but only David Cox was there. When Felicia Cox didn’t return to her house, Kim Cox filed a missing person report with the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department.
First Circuit District Attorney John Weddle says David Neal Cox, a long-time suspect, is responsible for his sister-in-law, Felicia Cox’s disappearance. Three years after Felicia went missing, David Cox pleaded guilty to killing his wife, Kim Cox, and sexually assaulting his stepdaughter.
Before David Cox was executed by the state on November 17, he wrote a letter and left a map leading to where he said he buried his sister-in-law, Felecia Cox.
On Sunday morning around 8:30 am officials searched around the Cane Creek road property. It took nearly three hours of digging before remains were located shortly after 1 p.m.
Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford said the remains will be carried to the state crime lab in Harrison County on Monday. The autopsy and DNA testing could confirm that the remains are in fact, Felecia Cox. Bedford did not know how long that process will take.
David Cox was suspected in the 14-year-old missing person case, but there was never enough information to arrest or charge him with Felecia Cox’s disappearance or death. She was last seen going to the trailer looking for David Cox’s wife. Felicia’s car, a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, was found on Waldo Road in Randolph, an unincorporated community in Pontotoc. the car was found abandoned about 2 miles from where the body was located.