I wanted to write an article to update readers on the Sarah Foxwell case. Sarah was abducted early Dec 22 2009 from her bedroom by an ex-boyfriend of her Aunt. Her remains were located early Christmas Day. Her death has been ruled a homicide. They have arrested Thomas Leggs Jr. in conjunction with her disappearance and expect to bring more charges against him in the near future. She will be laid to rest on Jan 2 2010. My heart goes out to her family, friends, and neighbors. May they all be comforted by our Tributes, well wishes, & prayers.

This is the most recent news update there is available.


“We’re learning more about the events surrounding the disappearance of 11-year old Sarah Foxwell whose body was found on Christmas Day. The grandfather was home at the time she was abducted. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis also tells WGMD that the aunt was not home at that time. He adds that the entire family including the mother, the aunt and the grandfather were all extremely cooperative, and that there is no indication that they knew the abduction was about to happen.

Meanwhile the autopsy has shown that Sarah died of multiple injuries, and her death is officially being called a homicide.”


“Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis also announced that a temporary memorial will be set up at Shorebirds Stadium Tuesday morning. Sarah’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church at 217 Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury.

Wicomico County Sheriff Officer Mike Lewis said at a press conference today, “If there’s ever a case that screams for the death penalty, it’s this case. We all believe this case screams for the death penalty.” It was quickly pointed out by State Attorney Ruark that it is too early in the case to decide upon the death penalty as Thomas Leggs Jr. has yet to be charged with Sarah Foxwell’s murder.
Sarah Haley Foxwell was 11 years old. She was born on May 18, 1988. A memorial service has been scheduled for her Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Wesleyan Church. Those who wish to send condolences to the family may do so at the Holloway Funeral Home website here.”


Holloway Funeral Home Website: http://www.hollowayfh.com/index.shtml

Click on Obituaries on the left then Sarah’s name. Once inside you can choose to sign or view Sarah’s Guestbook. You may also send flowers through that area as well. Some have expressed their feelings that these Tributes will help comfort Sarah’s family and bolster them up for facing life without her. Please stop by and sign. It only takes a minute and may mean so much. The Foxwell family will be presented with a print-out of the Tribute during her funeral.

There has been a “Candle Chain” started in Sarah’s name. This link will take you to her page. If you would like you can pick a candle to “light” along with a brief message. Mine is labeled LMC.
This is listed on the candle homepage:
“In many different traditions lighting candles is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places.”


State Senator Nancy Jacobs is using the Foxwell case to introduce new bills.
She wants to add tougher sentences for convicted child sex offenders and to eliminate good time credits in prison for early release.

“Sex offenders are usually very quiet model citizens who can’t wait to get out because their audience isn’t in jail with them; it’s children out in the street,” said Sen. Jacobs.


Senator Nancy Jacob’s website: http://www.nancyjacobs.com/site/index.htm

Her email to send written support for her new bills:


My thanks to Justice, cent, & m2c for the links they listed in reference to Sarah.

Lesa Conway

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