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Medical Examiner Can Not Determine How Jessie Davis Died, Ruled Unspecified Homicidal Violence

The body of 26 year old, 9 month pregnant Jessie Davis was found in June 24, 2007 along with her full term fetus. It is believed by authorities that Jessie Davis was killed in her home near North Canton on June 14. However, the Summit County Medical Examiner ruled Jessie Davis’ death a homicide; however, she could not determine the exact cause of death.

Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler ruled that the manner of death was a homicide but offered no other details in a news release.

“Based on our examination of the remains, as well as consideration of supplemental laboratory testing and investigative findings, her cause of death will be listed as unspecified homicidal violence,” Kohler said.

Investigators previously stated that the advanced decomposition of the body would make determining a cause difficult. (Fox News)

Bobby Cutts Jr. has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Davis and her unborn child.

August 3rd, 2007 at 11:13pm Posted by | autopsy, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Jessie Davis | one comment

Autopsy Confirms Body Found Was Jessie Davis … Police Search Home of Myisha Ferrell, classmate of Bobby Cutts

Sunday, it was confirmed by a medical examiner that the body found yesterday in Ohio was that of missing 9 months pregnant, Jessie Davis.

A body found at the end of a days-long search for a nearly nine months pregnant woman is indeed hers, a medical examiner confirmed Sunday as investigators pieced together the case against a police officer accused of killing her. (Fox News)

The cause of death has yet to be determined as further tests will need to be conducted by the medical examiners office. The medical examiner also released some information regarding the baby that was murdered as well.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, pending further investigation, said Lisa Kohler, the Summit County medical examiner.

The baby was still inside the womb of Davis, Kohler said as she left her office Sunday. She declined further comment. Davis’ identity was released on a recording from the medical examiner’s telephone hotline.

Kohler said the cause of death would not be announced on Sunday. (KUTV)

UPDATE I: Body ID’d as pregnant Ohio woman’s

It would also seem that the home of Myisha Ferrell, a classmate of suspect Bobby Cutts was searched by police. (see Update V)

UPDATE II: Search Ends For Jessie Davis: Volunteers React

UPDATE III: Second person arrested, Myisha Ferrell, in Jessie Davis case

Investigators have arrested a high school friend of Bobby Cutts Jr. in the death and disappearance of Jessie Davis.

Stark County deputies and FBI agents today arrested 29-year-old Myisha Ferrell, said FBI spokesman Scott Wilson. Ferrell graduated with Cutts from GlenOak High School.

She will be arraigned Monday in Canton Municipal Court. She is being held in the Stark County Jail.

Body Identified As Missing Pregnant Ohio Mom, Second Suspect Arrested

(Myisha Ferrell)

Agents and Stark County sheriff’s deputies arrested Myisha Ferrell, described as a former classmate of the man being held for arraignment on murder charges. (FOX News)

June 24th, 2007 at 03:10pm Posted by | arrested, autopsy, Found Deceased, Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

News Conference Scheduled at 6 ET for Missing Jessie Davis (Update: Jessie Davis Found Deceased)

The Sheriffs Department has scheduled a news conference in Ohio in the case of missing Jessie Davis. This does not appear to be a good sign.

For more information, updates and to watch the news conference live on-line, go to Scared

June 23rd, 2007 at 04:43pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

Jessie Davis Updates, Missing in Canton, OH

As hundreds of volunteers, law enforcement and authorities search for missing 9 month pregnant Jessie Davis, it was determined that the new born baby found 45 miles away was not related to this case. The woman who gave birth and left the baby on a doorstop came forward and stated that she had tried to conceal her pregnancy from her parents. The search continues …

Volunteers set out for another day’s search for missing pregnant woman

The first two buses loaded to standing-room only pulled away from the muster point this morning. Many of the 100 searchers carried backpacks, work gloves and bottled water.

Yesterday, about 1,400 people scoured neighborhoods, commercial areas, farm fields and woods near Canton, Ohio. (KGBT 4)

Rain suspends search for missing pregnant woman

Texas EquuSearch director Tim Miller says every single rock will be turned over in the search zone.

Cadaver dogs have been being sent in, along with the humans. But Miller says if they detect something, it often doesn’t mean anything. He says when the dogs make a hit, authorities are sent in to check the area. (WTOL)

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June 22nd, 2007 at 10:22pm Posted by | abduction, Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

Texas EquuSearch to Help Search for Missing Jessie Davis

Tim Miller and the volunteer search organization Texas Equusearch was joined the fight to help search for missing Jessie Davis.

A volunteer group plans to renew efforts to find a missing pregnant woman, using community helpers, sonar equipment and a small drone airplane equipped with a camera to search rural areas around her home.

Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit group known for conducting searches on horseback, asked volunteers to gather Thursday morning outside a church near Jessie Davis’ home in Lake Township in northeast Ohio.

“They’re going to help us find Jessie, hopefully, bring her back safe,” younger sister Whitney Davis said. (FOX News)

EquuSearch President to Help Search for Missing Pregnant Woman

June 21st, 2007 at 07:12am Posted by | Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch | no comments

As Police Search for Jessie Davis they Find an Abandoned Day Old Baby Left at a Residence (Update: Equusearch to help search)

As police search for missing 9 month pregnant Jessie Davis, they discovered another rather troubling set of circumstances. A day old baby was left abandoned at a private residence in Wooster, OH. The baby was taken to the hospital where DNA tests were performed. Could this be Jessie Davis’ baby?

(Chattanooga Times Free Press)

A couple arriving home from dinner Monday night discovered
the newborn on the porch of their rural home south of Wooster,
Maurer said. The baby was dressed in a sleeper. The wicker basket
contained a blanket and a bottle of formula, but there was no note, he said.

Police investigating the disappearance of pregnant mom Jessie Davis are looking into the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby 45 miles from where the woman was last seen.

The day-old infant girl was left Monday night in a wicker basket on the doorstep of a residence in rural south Wooster, Ohio and taken to Wooster Community Hospital, where a DNA sample was taken.

What are the chances that this baby was that of missing Jessie Davis?

Authorities are trying to determine whether there is a link between that baby and the one Davis, 26, was expecting, said Stark City Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rick Perez in a Tuesday evening press conference.

“Investigators are not ruling anything out at this time,” Perez said.

Thomas Maurer, sheriff in neighboring Wayne County, does not believe there is a connection between the baby and Davis. He said a doctor determined that the newborn was less than 24 hours old.

“We’re using every caution we can” to ID the infant or eliminate the possibility that she is related to Davis, he said. (FOX News)

Baby found near where woman disappeared

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.

Newborn baby girl found in Wooster, police check for ties to missing mom case

Police in Wooster confirm that a newborn baby girl was found Monday night abandoned on the doorstep of a home.
According to police the baby, a white female, was found in a basket at a home on East Messner in Applecreek.

The homeowners found the child when they returned home from dinner.
The baby was taken to Wooster Community Hospital where officials say she “remains in good health and identified as a less than 24-hour-old female.”

Wayne County Children Services has temporary custody of the child.

There will be an official hearing Wednesday in juvenile court before Judge Raymond Leisy.

Update I: Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch to help search for missing Jessie Davis

The nationally recognized organization, Texas EquuSearch, is one of two national groups family members say are now volunteering in the search for Jessie Davis.

Davis, a mother of a two-year-old son was last heard from last Wednesday.
According to a spokeswoman at the team’s Texas office, Texas EquuSearch director, Tim Miller, is en route to Northeast Ohio and is expected to arrive late Tuesday night.

It’s expected the team will talk with law enforcement officials and family members to assess the situation. From there, the group will determine whether their resources will be helpful in the search.

EquuSearch President to Help Search for Missing Pregnent Woman

Texas EquuSearch President Tim Miller is en route to Cleveland, Ohio, to help search for a 9-month pregnant woman who has been missing for nearly a week, FOX 26 News reported Tuesday.

An official with EquuSearch told FOX 26 News that Miller and another EquuSearch volunteer will meet with law enforcement officials and relatives of Jessie Davis Wednesday morning to help establish a game plan and see what resources officials need to find the 26-year-old woman.

Originally one thought was that the abductor maybe wanted the baby of Jessie Davis. However, now that an abandon baby was found near where Jessie Davis went missing that thought process may be ruled our. Or possibly that may have been the original intention, but the heat and media exposure was turned up that any such plan had to be abandoned.

UPDATE II: Jessie Davis Baby Daddy Bobby Cutts Jr Slammed by Ex, Nikki Giavasis

Her boyfriend Bobby Cutts Jr is not a suspect according to police. He is the father of her child and the father of her unborn baby. He was criticized heavily by his ex, model and actress Nikki Giavasis on Fox News on Tuesday.

Giavasis told Fox that Cutts once kicked down her door when he broke into her house after their relationship ended because he was upset that she was dating someone new. She had taken several restraining orders out against him, she said, including one in 2007. He also hit and verbally abused their daughter, who no longer sees him.

June 19th, 2007 at 07:07pm Posted by | abduction, Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult, Texas Equusearch | no comments

9 Month Pregnant Jessie Davis Still Missing … “Mommy’s in the Rug”

26 year old and 9 month pregnant Jessie Davis is still missing. Its been 5 days since she was last seen. For a woman who is 9 months pregnant this is hardly a welcome situation. The authorities have found signs of a struggle in the home of Jessie Davis.

Deputies found the woman’s mattress moved out of place and missing an ornate patterned comforter that resembled an Oriental rug. A toppled nightstand and lamp lay nearby on bleach-soaked carpet.

What happened? The primary clues may come from a pint-sized witness. (The Plain Dealer)

However, the most disturbing clue to Jessie Davis’ disappearance may be from her 2 year old son. No matter how one tries to interpret it, this just can’t be good.

“Mommy was crying,” Blake told deputies. “Mommy broke the table… Mommy’s in rug.”

Jessie Marie Davis: Police Press Conference Reveals No Suspects

Jessie Marie Davis UPDATE: Jessie Marie Davis case press conference has revealed no suspects, no signs of forced entry into Jessie’s home, and that foul play is possible.

Do the authorities really not have any suspects or are they just being tight lipped? One would think there may be people of interest, especially when there was no sign of forced entry into the house, yet there was an obvious scuffle inside. Did Jessie Davis know her attacker?

At a press conference today, Stark County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rick Perez said deputies have no suspects. The boyfriend of Ms. Davis, Canton police officer Bobby L. Cutts Jr., and his wife, Kelly, were questioned and are cooperating, Perez said. Cutts joined the weekend volunteer search for Davis. (Canton Rep)

Police Suspect Foul Play in Disappearance of Pregnant Ohio Woman

Foul play could be involved in the case of a missing pregnant woman, Ohio police said Monday, as they subpoenaed her cell-phone records and those of her married boyfriend in order to determine what happened to 26-year-old Jessie Marie Davis.

“We feel that there possibly is foul play, however we’re still investigating it as a missing person,” said Stark County Sheriff’s Chief Dep. Rick Perez at a news conference Monday. (FOX News)

June 18th, 2007 at 11:05pm Posted by | abduction, Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult | 2 comments

Jessie M. Davis, 26, Missing Since June 15, 2007 … 9 months Pregnant

9 month pregnant Jessie M. Davis has been missing since Friday, June 15, 2007. Her two year old son was found alone in his room in the home.


  • white female
  • 5 feet, 4 inches tall
  • 135 pounds
  • blond hair
  • hazel eyes
  • 9 months pregnant

Porter reported Davis missing from her Lake Township home Friday morning. Since then, Stark County deputies have been searching for Davis, 26, who is nine-months pregnant. Davis’ 2-year-old son, Blake, was found alone in her duplex at 8686 Essex Ave. NW.

Porter went to her daughter’s home after she didn’t answer the phone and failed to drop Blake at her house before going to work. (Canton Rep)

If anyone has any information about her well-being and whereabouts contact the police at (330) 430-3684.

Pregnant Stark woman missing

Update I: See the YOU TUBE video of missing Jesse Marie Davis

Update II: Police Searching for Missing Pregnant Woman in Ohio

Authorities planned to canvas the neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

“At this point it’s just very frightening because they don’t have any actual suspects,” said Jane Davis, the missing woman’s sister. “They’re just looking for any possible clues at this point.”

Porter discovered her daughter missing Friday morning, when she found her 2-year-old grandson home alone.

“I said … ‘Where’s Mommy?’” Porter said. “And he just said ‘Mommy broke the table, and Mommy’s in the rug.’” (FOX News)

June 16th, 2007 at 05:59pm Posted by | Jessie Davis, Missing, Missing Adult | 4 comments