Body found believed to be missing pregnant woman Jessie Davis
UPDATE: A body has been found that is believed to be Jessie Davis. Her boyfriend and the father of both children, police officer Bobby Cutts, has been arrested on two counts of murder--Davis and her unborn child.
UPDATE: The baby found on the doorstep forty-five miles from Jessie Davis' house does not belong to Davis.
By now we've all heard the story of Jessie Davis, the missing Ohio woman who is nine months pregnant with a married police officer's child. NowPublic has so far stayed fairly clear of this story, which is getting a great deal of coverage in the mainstream media.
In the last few days, however, there is an element to it that the MM cannot cover in the same way we can--the "crowd power" that is going into a widespread search for Davis. A search party that began with only a few professionals has grown to a few thousand local residents and people wishing to aid in the increasingly desperate search for the missing woman.
We will keep you posted.
A day-old baby girl, her umbilical cord tied off with a rubber band, was found on a doorstep five days later, in a rural area just 45 miles away. A DNA sample was taken Tuesday from the infant and given to Stark County authorities investigating the disappearance, officials said.
But Stark County chief deputy Rick Perez would not comment on whether authorities will conduct DNA tests to determine if the baby belongs to Jessie Davis, who disappeared from her nearby North Canton home, her 2-year-old possibly the only eyewitness, telling investigators, "Mommy's in the rug."