Saturday, September 30, 2023

JCC Police seek missing 31-year-old woman

James City County Police are looking for Jessica Cox, 31. (Courtesy photo/
James City County Police are looking for Jessica Cox, 31. (Courtesy photo/

Update Friday 9 a.m.:

Jessica Cox was found safe in West Point Friday morning, according to police. 

Update Thursday 12 a.m.: Police have released additional information about a missing woman in James City County.

The missing person’s report states Jessica Cox is pregnant, and that she had an argument with her boyfriend Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Cox left to go to a relative’s home, but did not show up at that house.

“She reportedly made contact with that relative and her boyfriend via text message Monday morning at approximately 8 a.m.,” James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams wrote in an email.

Original story:

Police are looking for a woman who was reported missing by her family Tuesday.

Jessica Marie Cox, 31, was reported missing after she did not show up at a scheduled appointment on Monday, according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

A relative called police the following day and requested a welfare check, stating Cox’s phone went straight to voicemail when they attempted to call her.

Officers went to Cox’s home in James City County, but did not find either Cox or her vehicle.

The last time family communicated with Cox was around 8 a.m. Monday.

Cox is described as a white female, 5 feet 1 inch tall, and about 115 pounds. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

James City County Police are looking for Jessica Cox, 31. (Courtesy photo/
James City County Police are looking for Jessica Cox, 31. (Courtesy photo/

Cox may be traveling in a green 1996 Honda Civic with the license plate TRRTL3.

Anyone with information on Cox’s whereabouts or the location of her vehicle should call James City County Police at 757-253-1800.

Police have confirmed two photos on a website, Pl8pic, are of Jessica Cox. The photos are listed on a missing person report.

This story will be updated as soon as information becomes available.

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Reporter Steve Roberts contributed reporting.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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