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Baby Jousha Davis Jr. missing from Texas
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Joshua Davis Jr, 18 month old missing from home in Texas. LE believes this little toddler wondered off on his own.
Have You Seen Joshua Davis ?
Case Type: Endangered Missing
Missing Date: Friday 04th February 2011
Missing From: New Braunfels Texas
Missing Country: USA
Age Now: 1 Joshua Davis
Hair: Black Eye Color: Brown
Height: 2'0" Weight: 30lbs
Race: Black language: n/a
Special Facts: He was last seen wearing a blue and red button down long sleeve shirt, a gray long sleeve Rocawear shirt, dark blue Rocawear jeans, a beige and white Rocawear onesie, a diaper, and black and white socks. He may be in need of medical attention.
Police, friends and neighbors of a New Braunfels couple searched the area for a missing toddler Saturday.
The family said the boy disappeared from their home Friday night, New Braunfels Police Lt. Mike Penshorn said.
Police got a call just after 8:30 p.m. Friday from the child's parents saying the small boy was gone.
Penshorn said the couple last saw 18 month-old Joshua Davis inside their home about 20 minutes before they called police.
Officers searched the home, then began a sweep of the neighborhood.
They searched surrounding homes and called in a Department of Public Safety helicopter to scan the area, but could not find the child, Penshorn said.
The searched continued for little Joshua Saturday afternoon.
Police say he is 2-feet tall and weighs 30 pounds.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact New Braunfels Police immediately at 830-221-4100.
If you have any information on Joshua Davis please contact the official numbers immediately. Alternatively, you can e-mail Help Find My Child Charity in strictest confidence - we will make sure your information is passed on to the relevant places.
New Braunfels Texas toddler is still missing
Submitted by Ellen on 7 February, 2011 - 21:23.
The search for 18-month-old Joshua Davis is still ongoing. He was reported missing around 8:00 p.m. last Friday from his home in New Braunfels, Texas.
The Braunfels Police Dept., volunteers and search parties have been searching for him non stop.
"He's still out there. Don't give up looking for him, anyone. If you don't want us to show your face, drop him off somewhere, anything, so he could be back at home with us," said Joshua's mother, Sabrina Benitez.
Joshua's mom believes he has been abducted, but the police dept has ruled out foul play, and believe he wandered away from his home on Savannah Hill Circle.
There was a rumor that he had been found at a trailer on Hunter Road about 10 miles away, but that was a false report.
Mother states that Joshua unable to open a door.
7 February, 2011 - 21:20.
NEW BRAUNFELS - State and federal law enforcement agencies have been consulted in the case of little Joshua Jayvaughan Davis, Jr., the New Braunfels toddler missing since Friday from his Savannah Hill Circle home.
Texas Rangers are assisting with the investigation and the first of several K-9 units has been brought in to aid with the ground search. Joshua, 18 months old, was reported missing at 8:38 p.m. Friday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been consulted on the case and is helping with the investigation, said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Penshorn.
Relatives Of Missing Toddler Given Polygraph Tests
Submitted by Ellen on 7 February, 2011 - 21:16.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Relatives of a missing New Braunfels toddler said police are asking them to undergo polygraph tests in an effort to locate the 18-month-old boy.
Joshua Davis Jr. was reported missing by his parents, who told police they last saw their son around 8 p.m. Friday inside their home in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle.
Police, along with other law enforcement agents and volunteers, combed a wooded area near the family's home all weekend but did not locate him.
Late Sunday, police declared the effort a "recovery mission," indicating they were losing hope that he might be found alive.
One of the ideas that police are exploring is that Joshua wandered away from his family's home. They said that if that happened, the chances of him surviving outdoors all night in the chilly temperatures were not good.
Police, however, said they will keep up their efforts to find out what happened to the toddler.
"We're going to be retracing some of our steps," Lt. Mike Penshorn said Monday morning.
"Also, we are still interviewing a number of the people associated with the child and, of course, we're expanding that where we have quite a few people that we are bringing just to talk to find out what did happen in this case."
According to Jerome Davis, Joshua's grandfather, that also includes administering polygraph tests to everyone who lives in the household.
False hope and sadness: Joshua Davis remains missing
SAN ANTONIO -- On Sunday, a mother and father went to bed with their toddler missing for a third straight night.
It was an emotional day for the parents of Joshua Davis, Jr. First, authorities reported that their missing son might be dead. Then rumors surfaced that the boy was found. However, this ended up being false news.
“I went to sleep and all I could hear was my baby crying and calling for mommy,” Sabrina Benitez said.
Frigid weather dims hope for finding Texas toddler
Submitted by Ruperta on 6 February, 2011 - 21:36.
Frigid cold and rugged terrain diminished rescuers hopes of finding an 18-month-old who had been missing for two days, and a police spokesman said Sunday the search effort had turned into a recovery mission.
Signs suggest Joshua Davis wandered out of his New Braunfels home in the Texas Hill Country on Friday evening, New Braunfels police Lt. Michael Penshorn said. There was no evidence of abduction. Police searched the home several times and went house to house in the area, a police statement said.
On Sunday, they brought in "cadaver" dogs to help find the child, Penshorn said. The dogs are trained to detect dead bodies.
Two nights of temperatures as low as 20 degrees have passed, and if Joshua spent them in the wooded area around his family's home, "there's little chance that he could have survived those conditions," Penshorn said.
The area around the mobile home park where the family lives ranges from grassy to wooded, and Penshorn said a small child would not likely be visible to searchers even if a few yards away.
Wandered off or abducted? - Joshua Davis
Police search for missing 18-month-old - Joshua Davis
(New Braunfels, TX) -- The search continues for 18 month old Joshua Davis that went missing last night on the 2600 block of Savanna Place out near Klein Road, east of I-35. At a press conference this afternoon New Braunfels Police Lieutenant Michael Penshorn brought us up to date on the search effort, which includes personnel from the Alamo Area Search and Rescue, Travis County Search and Rescue and Search Dog Rescue from College Station. Overnight searches were conducted on the ground by uniformed officers and in the air with the assistance a Texas DPS helicopter, and today about one hundred volunteers were mobilized at Klein Road Elementary School and added to the professional force. Joshua is two feet tall, weighs 30 pounds, was last seen wearing a blue and red long sleeve shirt and a grey long sleeve t-shirt, a beige and white onesie and beige jeans, and black and white socks. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact New Braunfels Police immediately at 830-221-4100.
Search party of 100 volunteers looking for missing 18-month-old
Submitted by Ellen on 5 February, 2011 - 23:05.
A search party of 100 volunteers are looking for Joshua Davis, an 18-month-old missing since Friday night.
Police say child is very mobile and it is conceivable that he left the house on his own and took off running, covering a short area in a short period of time.
Throughout the evening, the glass front door was open.
Joshua was last seen in family's double-wide kitchen dining area with five or six family members.
Front glass door did not latch properly, police said.
Sex offender across the street is not a suspect, but his home has been searched to nothing available.
.This was dated the 7th.
4 P.M. UPDATE: Joshua Davis is still missing
New Braunfels Police say 18-month-old Joshua Davis still has not been found. The volunteer search site at Klein Road Elementary will be shut down at 6 p.m. today, but uniform officers will continue looking for the child.
A search party of 100 volunteers is looking for Joshua, who has been missing since Friday night.
Police say child is very mobile, and it is conceivable that he left the house in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle on his own and took off running, covering a short area in a short period of time.
Throughout the evening, the glass front door was open.
Joshua was last seen in family's double-wide kitchen dining area with five or six family members. Authorities do not suspect alcohol or drugs played in a role in his family's awareness of Joshua's disappearance.
The front glass door did not latch properly, police said.
Police say they have no evidence to suspect that Joshua was abducted by a registered sex offender who lives across the street from his parents. Authorities believe the child just wandered away from the home, at this time..
NBPD spokesman Lt. Mike Penshorn will give another news conference at 8 p.m. today. Citizens can call (830) 221-4570 if they have any information leading to Joshua's recovery.
Re: Joshua Davis Jr, 18 month old missing from home in Texas. LE believes this little toddler wondered off on his own.