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Baby Found Near Site of Missing Pregnant Woman

June 20, 2007

Investigators are testing the DNA of a baby found only 45 miles from the home of Jessie Davis, a pregnant Ohio woman who has been missing since last week.

Davis was scheduled to deliver a baby girl on July 3rd. Her mother reported her missing last Friday after finding her 2-year-old son, Blake, alone in their home with the furniture in disarray.

A pool of bleach was found on the bedroom floor, and Davis' cell phone and comforter were missing. Blake told investigators, "Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy's in the rug."

Authorities say that they do not believe the two cases are related. Wayne County Sheriff Thomas Maurer said that he doubted that the baby found near Wooster was connected to Davis, but that they wanted to eliminate every possibility.

A doctor had determined that the baby found was less than 24 hours old. The baby was taken to the Wooster Community Hospital where her DNA was collected. A bottle and a can of formula left with the baby were sent to a state lab in Columbus to be analyzed for fingerprints.

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