A 26-year-old Ohio woman, Jessie Davis–who is nine months pregnant–vanished from her home sometime last week. The only “witness” was her two-year-old son, who told police “Mommy’s crying… Mommy’s in the rug.”
According to The Chicago Tribune:
NORTH CANTON, Ohio — A pregnant woman vanished from her home, leaving behind broken furniture, a pool of bleach on the floor and just one witness — a 2-year-old son who told police, “Mommy’s crying … Mommy’s in the rug.”
Investigators would not elaborate on the meaning of the child’s statement, but a bed comforter was missing from Jessie Davis’ home.
Authorities said Monday they had no suspects in the disappearance of Davis, 26, who is nine months pregnant.
Mysterious disappearances are the fodder of suspense writers. Although the police are saying there are no suspects, one’s mind automatically goes to the next step: who would want to hurt or kill this woman?
The father of the two-year-old, Canton police patrolman Bobby Cutts Jr., is also the father of her unborn child. And he is a married man.
Rick Perez, chief deputy at the Stark County Sheriff’s Department, would not comment on the relationship between Cutts and Davis. Perez said Cutts and his estranged wife are among those cooperating with investigators.
Cutts, 30, and his wife had at least one child together.
According to Jessie Davis’s mother, the boy’s father was due to drop the boy off to his mother on Thursday. The last time anyone spoke to Jessie was on Wednesday, when her mother talked to her on the phone.
Porter said that when she didn’t hear from her daughter Thursday, she went to Davis’ home near this northeast Ohio city and found her grandson, Blake, wearing a dirty diaper.
The mattress in Davis’ bedroom was partially off the bed, a night stand and lamp had been knocked over and bleach had been poured on the bedroom floor, Porter said.
Davis’ son later told detectives: “Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy’s in the rug.”
Items from Davis’ purse were scattered on the kitchen floor. Davis’ cell phone also is missing, investigators said.
When someone like Davis disappears, they often say they are missing “without a trace,” which is rarely if ever true. But the sad fact is, sometimes people DO just disappear, and are never seen again. Since Davis left behind a two-year-old child, her purse, and signs of a struggle, one can only assume she met with foul play.
It’s not really “without a trace.” There are traces, but where they will lead is the question. Where is Jessie Davis? Is she still alive? What about her baby?
What happens now?
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A newborn girl with her umbilical cord still attached was found in a basket on a doorstep 45 miles from where a pregnant woman vanished, authorities said Tuesday. A DNA sample was taken from the infant Tuesday and was given to authorities investigating the disappearance.