by Paula Neal Mooney
Jessie Marie Davis -- 27 years old and 9 months pregnant -- is missing.
Jessie also has a 2-year-old son who was found alone in her North Canton, Ohio, home.
He told police that his mother was crying and "in the rug" after his grandmother, Patty Porter, came to her daughter's duplex Friday after not hearing from her daughter since the previous Wednesday evening.
This case is close to home because Jessie's mother, Patty Porter, 60, attends my church.
Watch Patty Porter plead for prayers for Jessie and their family. I don't know her personally, but knowing she belongs to my church family makes her feel closer to me.
Our congregation held hands and prayed yesterday for Jessie to come home.
I don't know if the wails and sobs I heard in the sanctuary were coming from Jessie's family, but this family needs all our help and eyes at this moment, as the Stark County sheriff has pleaded.
Jessie Marie Davis' Family
Bobby Cutts, Jr. is the father of Jessie's son and soon-to-be-born baby daughter -- Cutts is seen below kneeling on the ground while joining a search party Sunday in Lake Township.
There is controversy because Cutts is "currently separated from his wife, Kelly," with whom he also shares two children.
If anything, I pray the controversy helps shed more light on this case.
Bobby Cutts and Kelly are NOT suspects in the case at this time, the police have said.
Looking at Cutts' grief, I believe he also only needs our prayers at this time. He didn't talk to reporters yesterday, but his mom said this is not about him -- just about bringing Jessie and the baby girl home safe.
There have been signs of foul play surrounding the case, like bleach found poured on the floor, and the little boy's reference to the rug.
But I'm still holding out hope for that Jessie will come home alive, because reportedly no blood was found in the residence.
Maybe the intruder only used the bleach to make Jessie temporarily unconscious, and like other past cases similar to this only had designs to eventually kidnap the baby. Because if Jessie weren't alive, I believe the intruder would have more than likely left Jessie at the home.
How to Help Find Jessie Marie Davis
Here are ways to help if you have any information or sightings of Jessie Marie Davis:
- Visit the Jessie Marie Davis tip page for descriptions of the missing woman
- Study Jessie's picture and be on the lookout for her -- even in states other than Ohio
- Leave a tip of Jessie's whereabouts on the Stark County sheriff's form, or call them
- Check the most-recent news reports about Jessie Marie Davis for more information
- Be on the lookout for suspicious persons who may have Jessie and a new baby girl with them
- Organize and post information about Jessie Marie Davis search parties being organized
- Pray for a miracle