It’s now been one week since Jessie Davis, the pregnant Ohio woman, has been heard from. Now days after Davis vanished and days before her due date, a newborn baby was discovered in a wicker basket about 45 miles away.
While police await DNA tests, they’re releasing a new image of Davis in the final hours before she disappeared.
The baby girl was found on the porch of a rural home the night of June 19, 2007. A couple - just back from a dinner out - discovered the newborn, dressed in a sleeper, along with a blanket and can of baby formula, but there was no note. She was rushed to the Wooster Community Hospital where she’s now in good condition.
“A baby was brought in here and has handled with our policies and procedures as normal,” said David Rhoad, with Wooster Community Hospital.
Davis was carrying a baby girl, just two weeks from giving birth. Investigators took DNA swabs from the one-day-old infant to test for a match.
Investigators said they still have no idea what happened to David though. On June 20, they released an image from a store security camera. It shows Davis and her son, Blake on June 13, the last day anyone saw her. And they showed a photo of the comforter that’s now missing from Davis’ home - the comforter her family believes was used to abduct the 26-year-old.
Investigators are still asking lots of questions.
“Currently, we’re looking into all the associates of Jessie Davis and we’re keeping everything open at this time,” said Chief Deputy Rick Perez, with the Stark County Sheriff’s Department.
But they are not calling anyone a suspect - including, Bobby Cutts Jr. He is the father of Davis’ children. He was seen at this Canton, Ohio, bar on the night of she disappeared.
“He came in here and sat over by the pool table - had a couple of drinks and had some dinner,” said Lee Giavasis, who works at Champs Bar.
Giavasis said he also happens to be the brother of Nikki Giavasis another woman who had a child with Cutts before he fathered children with his current wife and before his relationship with Davis.
According to police records Nikki Giavasis brought charges against Cutts saying he broke into her home in 1998. Those same records also show that Cutts has also received a number of commendations in his job with the Canton Police Department.
The infant girl was found on a doorstep with her umbilical cord tied off with a rubber band.
A sheriff in one county has said he does not believe there is a connection between the baby and Davis.