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Pregnant Woman Missing From Ohio Home Where 2-Year-Old Son Was Found; Police Have No Suspects

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) _ A pregnant woman vanished from her home, leaving behind broken furniture, a pool of bleach on the floor and just one witness _ a 2-year-old son who told police, ``Mommy's crying ... Mommy's in the rug.''

Investigators would not elaborate on the meaning of the child's statement, but a bed comforter was missing from Jessie Davis' home.

Authorities said Monday they had no suspects in the disappearance of Davis, 26, who is nine months pregnant.

Davis' mother, Patricia Porter, was the last person to have a conversation with Davis when she spoke to her daughter Wednesday by phone. Police and 60 to 70 volunteers searched over the weekend but found no leads.

``You just feel absolutely numb,'' Porter said. ``I see her picture on television and I think, 'Oh my God, what a beautiful girl.' And then it hits you, 'That's my girl.'''

Porter, 60, discovered the toddler alone when she went to check on her daughter Friday morning. The home's sliding patio door was unlocked, and Davis' car was still at the duplex.

Investigators said the father of both the boy and Davis' unborn baby is a police patrolman who is estranged from his wife.

Rick Perez, chief deputy at the Stark County Sheriff's Department, would not comment on the relationship between Canton police patrolman Bobby Cutts Jr. and Davis. Perez said Cutts and his estranged wife are among those cooperating with investigators.

Cutts, 30, and his wife also had at least one child together.

Porter said that when she didn't hear from her daughter Thursday, she went to Davis' home near this northeast Ohio city and found her grandson, Blake, wearing a dirty diaper.

The mattress in Davis' bedroom was partially off the bed, a night stand and lamp had been knocked over and bleach had been poured on the bedroom floor, Porter said.

Davis' son later told detectives: ``Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy's in the rug.''

Items from Davis' purse were scattered on the kitchen floor. Davis' cell phone also is missing, investigators said.

``Knowing my daughter, she was so immaculate that anything out of place in my mind seemed like shambles,'' Porter said.

Porter, who is now caring for her grandson, said her daughter planned to name her baby daughter Chloe.

``She was in good spirits,'' Porter said. ``She was excited about the baby. She was getting ready to pack a suitcase for Chloe and for herself. You could see she'd been hanging up the baby clothes.''

Davis is employed by Allstate Insurance at a call center in nearby Hudson, company spokesman Mike Siemienas said Monday.

Co-worker Dianna Piltz sent Davis a text message at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday that wasn't returned.

``We freak out when she's a couple minutes late. She's pregnant, and you always worry about pregnant women,'' Piltz said.

Neighbors reported they did not notice anything suspicious before the disappearance, Perez said.

A neighbor on Davis' leafy, middle-class street said Davis lived a low-key life.

``Every now and then we'd see her out and about,'' said Jeff Midkiff, 46. ``She would wave, or whatever. She seemed like a very quiet person.''

North Canton is south of Cleveland in northeastern Ohio.

In 2000 in nearby Ravenna, a pregnant woman was killed and her baby was cut out by a woman who claimed she was pregnant and took the victim's baby as her own. She killed herself five days later.
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