Davis and her son Blake are pictured in this surveillance-camera
footage at an Acme Grocery in North Canton, Ohio on June 13, 2007.
The Stark County Sheriff's Department said this was the last
recorded image of Davis before she disappeared.
Davis' 2-year-old son Blake may have been the only witness to her
disappearance. Davis' mother, Patricia Porter, now has custody of
Blake. When reporters asked how he was doing, Porter said, "Blake is
doing as well as can be expected for a 2 1/2-year-old whose mom is
not coming home."
Davis' comforter (pictured) was missing from the home, and police
believed that, when Blake said, "Mommy's in rug," he might have been
talking about the comforter.
Bobby Cutts Jr.'s online dating profile. Cutts is the father of
Davis' first child and believed to be the father of the baby she was
carrying. In two of his online profiles, Cutts said he did not want
to have children.
photo of Cutts, a Canton Police Department officer, posted on his
profile on a dating Web site, which was updated during the week of
Davis' disappearance. "I'm an easy going person who likes to have
fun whenever possible. I like doing things to make people laugh but
can be serious when need be. I am a hard working person and I expect
for you to be the same," he wrote.
June 13, 2007, Cutts was last seen at Champs Sports Bar. He had
dinner and drinks and left the bar at about 12:30 a.m. June 14,
2007, according to police. Police maintained that Cutts was not a
suspect, but were investigating his whereabouts during the time
Davis went missing.
Cutts rested while helping search for clues near Davis' home on June
17, 2007, in Lake Township, Ohio. Police and search teams scoured
the neighborhood for clues to Davis' disappearance.
Family members and neighbors watched as FBI agents and Stark County
Sheriff deputies searched Cutts' Canton, Ohio, home on June 20,
2007, the same day police searched Davis' home. Police would later
search Cutts' home again, removing several bags, while volunteers
continued to search for any evidence in Davis' disappearance.
Jessie Davis' brother, Chris Davis (center), searched a field for
his missing sister on June 23, 2007. During the 10 days that Davis
was missing, thousands of people combed through wooded areas,
looking for clues. That Saturday, authorities announced they had
found a body, which they believed was Davis.
Jessie Davis disappeared, people left flowers on the doorstep of her
home, and continued to leave flowers, gifts and messages during the
10 days Davis was missing.
Authorities in Summit County, Ohio, removed the body of Jessie Davis
at 3:30 p.m. on June 23, 2007, from a field in Cuyahoga Valley
Bobby Cutts Jr., shown in his mug shot, June 23, 2007 in Canton,
Ohio. Cutts was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in
the deaths of Jessie Davis and her fetus.
Davis had planned
to name the child Chloe.
June 24, 2007, police arrested 29-year-old Myisha Ferrell, shown in
her mug shot, on a charge of obstruction of justice. FBI agents and
sheriff's deputies broke down Ferrell's door on June 23, 2007 and
removed evidence. Police said bleach was found in her home, and the
floors of Davis' home were covered in bleach after her
disappearance. Ferrell and Cutts, who were high school classmates,
had dated for a short time.
Bobby Cutts Jr. stood with his attorney, Bradley Iams (left), behind
a glass window during his initial appearance before Judge John
Poulos, on June 25, 2007. Cutts was held in lieu of $5 million bond
and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing July 2 at 1 p.m.
Cutts, a Canton, Ohio, police officer, was suspended from his job
Jessie Davis' mother, Patricia Porter (right), stared at Bobby Cutts
Jr. at his arraignment on June 25, 2007, in Cleveland. Seated next
to Porter was Whitney Davis, Jessie's sister. At a news conference
afterward, Porter told reporters, "I'm not sitting down when I see
Bobby Cutts. I wanted to make sure he knew I was there."
Myisha Ferrell stood behind glass at a hearing on June 25, 2007.
ordered held on $500,000 bond.
Jessie Davis' mother, Patricia Porter (left), spoke to the media
after Bobby Cutts Jr. appeared in court on June 25, 2007. Porter
cried as she spoke about losing her daughter, saying, "I don't even
know if there are words to express the heartache.
The loss is
Bobby Cutts Jr., charged with two counts of first-degree murder,
waived his right to a preliminary hearing July 2. He stood in court
for less than five minutes, only to say yes three times to Municipal
Court Judge Richard Kubilus to indicate he understood what it meant
to waive the hearing. His case was set to go to a grand jury.
Myishia Ferrell, charged with obstruction of justice, waived her
right to a preliminary hearing July 2. Her defense attorney asked
Judge Kubilus to lower her bond from $500,000, but prosecutor Frank
Forchione asked the judge to deny the request, bond saying that
Ferrell had helped move and "deposit" Davis' body and had
continuously lied to authorities investigating the case. The judge
denied the defense request and her case was bound over to a grand