CPCC said Cox agreed to the confession shortly before he was executed and waived his attorney-client privilege after his death.
“Mr. Cox felt deep remorse and wanted to bring closure to her family,” CPCC said in a statement Tuesday.
The DA’s Office said Cox had long been suspected of being responsible for Felicia Cox’s disappearance.
The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department, DA’s Office, and experts in Archeology and Anthropology with Mississippi State University have launched a search and recovery effort in hopes of finding the remains.
“We would like to stress that locating the remains of Felicia Cox is not a foregone conclusion. We are hopeful the information is accurate and that recovery efforts will be successful so that Felicia’s family may give her a proper burial,” the DA’s Office said.
Authorities will search for remains
Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask told CNN Tuesday the search for Felicia Cox’s remains will begin sometime this week. According to Mask, students and faculty at Mississippi State University’s Archeology Department are currently in final exams, which has delayed the search and rescue operation in what he described as “a rural area.”
Mask told CNN he is “hopeful they will find the body.”
“It will give closure to everyone who is involved,” he added.