Mom reveals Texas girl, 15, who vanished with her passport after connecting with a 'much older predator' on Snapchat is off her meds and in a manic phase of her bipolar disorder

  • Heaven Ray Cox, 15, was last seen in her Mauriceville, Texas home November 25
  • The teen's relatives also said she left a goodbye note and took her passport?
  • In a Facebook post, they added that she is bipolar and is off of her meds?
  • Manic phases can lead to poor decision-making and feelings of indestructibility
  • Her family worries she is with a 'much older' California man she met on Snapchat

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since Sunday says her daughter was easy prey for a predator because she is afflicted by manic depression.

Heaven Ray Cox from Mauriceville, Texas vanished on Saturday afternoon - after talking to a much older man on?Snapchat, according to her mother, Tammy.

'She left a goodbye note to me and her Dad, and said that she wouldn't have a phone, so I'm sure he has taken it from her, as it isn't here, and I have torn her room apart,' Tammy wrote in a Facebook post.

'She is off her meds and is in a manic phase of bipolar disorder.'

Heaven Ray Cox  was rescued unharmed by investigators at a Louisiana residence on Thursday
Heaven was found safe five days after going missing from her Texas home

Heaven Ray Cox, 15, was last seen in her home on November 25 and was reported missing on November 26. Her mom said on Facebook that she is suffering from bipolar disorder

Mom Tammy (seen with Heaven) said her daughter took her passport and may have headed to California
Heaven is seen here with a teenage friend

Mom Tammy (seen left with Heaven; Heaven also seen right with teenage friend) said her daughter took her passport and may have headed to California

Bipolar disorder causes sufferers to swing between depression and mania.

In the latter case, they may feel euphoric, indestructible and hyperactive; they may also make irrational decisions or highly unrealistic plans.

Tammy said that she didn't find out her daughter was missing until Saturday afternoon because it was usual for her to sleep in late on weekends.

But when she and the girl's father took a look in her room, they found that she was missing.?

Tammy?wrote on Facebook that Heaven had been speaking to an unidentified predator; it's not clear how she knows about him.

Tammy (pictured) said that?Heaven was going through a manic phase recently. That can lead to feelings of euphoria and poor decision-making

Tammy (pictured) said that?Heaven was going through a manic phase recently. That can lead to feelings of euphoria and poor decision-making

'The man she has been talking to is a predator, who has apparently been manipulating her for some time, and in her current state of mind, she believes that he is her friend,' the mom wrote on Facebook.?

They now fear she may have been abducted or ran away by a man she met on social media, the Beaumont Enterprise?reported.

Police were notified of her disappearance on Sunday and are working to assess the potential connection with the predator.

'I am asking everyone to share this to their wall, and particularly those who live in California and every state between there and Texas.?

'This man told her that he would be in San Antonio for Thanksgiving and that he would pick her up.'

San Antonio is about 4.5 hours by car from Mauriceville.

Police say that a note indicates Heaven might have been heading to California.

Tammy also wrote earlier tonight that Heaven's passport was missing.?

Those with information are asked to call the Orange County, Texas sheriff's office at 409-883-2612.

Her family worries she might be with a 'much older' predator from California who said that he would pick her up after Thanksgiving

Her family worries she might be with a 'much older' predator from California who said that he would pick her up after Thanksgiving

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