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    TX - Joshua Davis, 18 months, New Braunfels- Missing! Media Links No Discussion



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    Missing child information: Joshua Davis, 18 months old, 2ft tall, 30lbs.(see attached photo), last seen wearing a blue and red long sleeve shirt and a grey long sleeve t-shirt, a beige and white onesy and beige jeans, and black and white socks.

    Joshua Davis, Jr., age 18 mos., was last seen on Friday, February 4, 2011, in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle. Joshua was last seen wearing a red and blue long-sleeve shirt, a gray long-sleeve t-shirt, a white and beige one piece, beige jeans and black and white socks.

    Please call the New Braunfels Police Department at (830) 221-4570 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500 if you have any information.


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    02/05/2011

    Toddler still missing despite search by police and neighbors
    A press conference is coming from NBPD Headquarters at 2p and will continue every 2 hours. Search groups consisting of volunteers and Search & Rescue teams are currently being organized at Klein Road Elementary, 2620 Klein Way, New Braunfels, Texas.
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    Search for Joshua continues
    Search lines of New Braunfels community members combed the surrounding fields of Klein Road Elementary School Saturday morning and afternoon searching for 18-month-old Joshua Davis.
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    Dozens search for missing toddler in New Braunfels
    More than 100 police, fire and EMS personnel — along with volunteers from San Antonio and Austin — searched all day Saturday for an 18-month-old boy missing in New Braunfels since Friday night.
    Police were summoned shortly before 8:40 p.m. Friday and told Joshua Davis Jr. had last been seen inside his parents' mobile home in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle about 20 minutes earlier.
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    Search party of 100 volunteers looking for missing 18 month old
    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.

    Authorities and volunteers search for missing toddler
    Authorities are searching for a missing child who was reported missing in New Braunfels.
    The New Braunfels Police Department responded to the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle on Friday evening for a missing toddler.
    Police searched inside the home several times and then undertook a house-to-house search.
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    Search for Joshua continues; NBPD interviews sex offender
    Although police officials have questioned Joshua’s parents, Sabrina Benitez, 21, and Josh Davis, 23, other family members present at the time of Joshua’s disappearance and residents in the Savannah Hill Circle neighborhood, family friends are suspicious of a neighbor.The Texas Department of Public Safety’s sex offender registry lists five people who live within a one-mile radius of the house, including one man on Savannah Hill Circle.
    “The sex offender has been interviewed, and we have also conducted searches on his residence and vehicle. As of right now, we have nothing to believe he’s involved in this case,” Penshorn said.
    Family friend Lee Jackson said, “There was one of (Joshua’s) toy balls found at the end of the block. It was on top of some mailboxes. There’s no way he got it up there by himself.”
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    Officers and K-9s will search all night for Joshua
    Officers and bloodhounds will continue to search overnight for 18-month-old Joshua Davis, who’s been missing since Friday evening, New Braunfels Police Department Lt. Michael Penshorn said at an 8 p.m. Saturday press briefing.
    Penshorn said searchers are trying to stay upbeat.
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    02/06/2011

    Missing New Braunfels toddler: Wondered off or abducted
    Both the family of an 18-month-old New Braunfels boy and law enforcement desperately searched for the missing child. However, their theories differ on why the toddler is missing.
    As of Saturday evening, authorities continue to treat this case as a search-and-rescue effort.
    Investigators suspect the child may have wandered from his home after a family friend left Friday night. The family fears an abductor may be behind the child's disappearance.
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    Video of press conference

    Hopes dim for missing tot

    Under clear, sunny skies, cadaver-search K-9 teams fanned out across a narrow area of rough terrain in south New Braunfels near the Guadalupe County line Sunday morning.
    The sometimes frantic search-and-rescue operation for 18-month-old Joshua Davis Jr. had just transitioned into a recovery effort.
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    Frigid weather darkens hope for missing tot
    Frigid cold and rugged terrain have dimmed hopes dramatically for an 18-month-old child missing for two nights from his family's home in the Texas Hill Country.
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    Police say 18 month old still missing
    New Braunfels Police spokesperson Mike Penshorn said an update posted by someone on a social media site indicating that Joshua Davis had been found were not true - to his knowledge.
    "We have no indication that he has been found," Penshorn said. The rumors caused a media frenzy as outlets from across the state and nation checked in to confirm what everyone hoped to be true.
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    Family of missing boy gets false sense of hope
    The search and rescue has now become a search and recovery. Moments before a 4 p.m. news conference at New Braunfels Police headquarters Sunday, family and friends rushed into the building after they got word that the child was found.
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    Searchers can't find toddler
    Efforts to find a missing Texas toddler were fruitless Sunday, authorities said.
    As the hunt for Joshua Davis Jr., 18 months, moved from a search-and-rescue operation to a recovery effort, his mother, Sabrina Benitez, refused to give up hope, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
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    02/07/2011

    Search for toddler turns to recovery
    Police said the search efforts for 18-month-old child missing in New Braunfels since Friday have now turned into a recovery operation.
    Officers with the New Braunfels Police Department responded to the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle Friday evening after the boy's parents reported him missing.
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    Relatives of missing toddler given polygraph tests
    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.
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    Police search below parents home in search for missing boy
    Police are investigating the disappearance of 18-month-old Joshua Davis Junior who went missing Friday in New Braunfels. They have taken apart the skirt on the base of the outside of the parents' mobile home to get a better look under the home. Texas Rangers and cadaver dogs are involved in the search.
    The search radius has been expanded to a one mile area which includes neighbors’ homes, nearby ditches and hard to reach areas. Officials tell News 4 WOAI this is a recovery effort, and not a rescue effort. They will also use air support with thermal imaging in their nighttime search.
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    Police briefing on missing 18 month old

    Day 3 of search for missing boy - now a recovery operation
    For the 3rd straight day, New Braunfels Police and search teams from across the state are continuing the search for an 18-month old missing boy in the area off of Walnut and Klein Road, and now police officials say the search is transitioning from a Search and Rescue operation into a recovery operation.
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    No Amber alert issued for missing boy
    Since 18-month-old Joshua Davis' parents reported he wandered away from their home on Friday night, New Braunfels police, community members and the Texas Rangers have gone to great lengths to search for him.
    However, his grandfather, Jerome Davis, is wondering why an Amber Alert was never issued.
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    02/08/2011

    Day 4 begins in search for missing toddler
    For the 4th straight day, New Braunfels Police and search teams from across the state are continuing to look for signs of an 18-month old missing boy in the area off of Walnut and Klein Road. Yesterday, police officials announced that the search had transitioned from a Search and Rescue operation into a Recovery operation.
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    Audio - Lt. Penshorn discusses the missing toddler

    State, federal agencies assist search for missing toddler
    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.
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    Police go house to house searching for clues
    In the quiet blue-collar neighborhood of double-wides along Savannah Hill, residents seemed subdued Monday afternoon as New Braunfels Police Department officers went house to house, hoping for any clue in the race to find missing Joshua Jayvaughn Davis Jr.
    National experts stepped in to help in the desperate search for the New Braunfels 18-month-old who was reported missing from his family home around 8:18 p.m. Friday. With each stroke of the clock, worries increase for Joshua's safety, said New Braunfels Police Chief Tom Wibert.
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    Texas toddler mysteriously disappears from house full of people
    The parents of a Texas toddler are struggling for answers days after their young son mysteriously disappeared from a house full of people.
    Sabrina Benitez, the 18-month-old's mother, said she believes the boy was abducted -- insisting it would have been all but impossible for her boy to go outside. Even if he did, Benitez said, the toddler would have been smart enough to try to get back in or would have been spotted by now.
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    FBI and Texas Rangers join search for missing toddler
    The Texas Rangers and the FBI are now assisting in the search for a missing New Braunfels toddler as those efforts enter Day 5. 18-month old Joshua Davis Jr. was reported missing Friday night after he presumably wandered out of his home on Savannah Hill Circle, which sits off of Walnut and Klein Road, in an area surrounded by large fields of tall grass, thick brush, and rocky terrain. New Braunfels Police still say they have no evidence that leads them to believe the boy was abducted. We spoke with New Braunfels Police Lt. Michael Penshorn who says that yesterday’s search saw crews look over an expanded area (along with key spots in the original search area just to be sure). And Penshorn reiterated that police detectives have interviewed a number of people throughout the course of this investigation, from the parents, to several people that were at the toddler’s home the night he disappeared, to registered sex offenders in the immediate area. To hear comments from Lt. Penshorn, just click on the Audio Clip link below.
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    Support surrounds family of missing toddler
    San Antonio and surrounding cities are trying to provide support for the family of missing New Braunfels toddler, Joshua Davis, Jr.
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    Police say its less likely boy wondered off
    The search for missing tot Joshua Davis Jr. intensified and shifted focus Tuesday from a recovery effort to a full-blown investigation.
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    Bloodhounds, FBI search for missing toddler
    It was Friday night when a little toddler vanished without a trace from a New Braunfels mobile home.
    Now the FBI and the Texas Rangers are helping police as authorities enter day four in the search for missing Josh Davis Jr.
    Police are out in full force searching the area with bloodhounds. They expanded their initial on-mile radius around the family home. A DPS chopper was also called in to help.
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    Missing toddlers dad talks about search, polygraph tests
    A massive search is undewway for a missing New Braunfels toddler. Authorities say 18-month-old Joshua Davis has been missing since Friday night.
    Josh Davis, the toddler's father, talks to KENS 5's Deborah Knapp about the ordeal.
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    Search continues for missing toddler
    It has been four days and still no sign of a missing toddler from New Braunfels. Despite their heartbreak, the child's parents remain hopeful their 18-month-old son is alive.
    The family shared pictures of smiling baby Joshua Davis Jr. tightly wrapped in the arms of loved ones. Now mom Sabrina Benitez, who is expecting her third child at the end of the month, fears her son may be with a stranger.
    "In my heart I feel he's still out there. I believe someone has him. Someone has to have him," she said.
    When asked what she would say to Josh if he were watching, she fought back tears.
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    Toddler search continues; prayer vigil called
    In the quiet blue-collar neighborhood of double-wides along Savannah Hill, residents seemed subdued Monday afternoon as New Braunfels Police Department officers went house to house, hoping for any clue in the race to find missing Joshua Jayvaughn Davis Jr.
    National experts stepped in to help in the desperate search for the New Braunfels 18-month-old who was reported missing from his family home around 8:18 p.m. Friday. With each stroke of the clock, worries increase for Joshua's safety, said New Braunfels Police Chief Tom Wibert.
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    Helicopters aid in search for missing boy
    On Tuesday, search helicopters hovered over the New Braunfels home that 18-month-old Joshua Davis Jr. was believed to have disappeared from.
    Investigators also appeared to take evidence from the back yard of the home.
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    Missing toddlers mom: "We won't give up hope
    Hope is dimming in the search for missing 18-month-old Joshua Davis Junior. The toddler was last seen Friday night when he mysteriously disappeared from his New Braunfels home.
    The family the the missing toddler held a prayer vigil Tuesday night outside their home. Dozens of friends, family members and even strangers showed up to show their support for family members, who insist Joshua was abducted.
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    02/09/2011

    Search continues for missing boy
    The search continued Tuesday for 18-month-old Joshua Davis Jr. of New Braunfels, but with the team leading the investigation - including personnel from the FBI and the Texas Rangers - changing its focus once again.
    "Although we are still searching, our primary focus is shifting more towards the investigation aspect," said New Braunfels Police Department Lt. Michael Penshorn. "We are investigating to find out exactly what happened to Joshua Davis on the evening in question."
    On Tuesday evening, an estimated 150-plus showed up for a prayer vigil held in the living room and later in the back yard at Joshua's home. Many held candles as prayers were said.
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    Trash cans collected in neighborhood of missing toddler
    Little Joshua Davis, Jr., has been missing now for five days.
    If he wandered off as San Antonio police first thought, they say he would not have survived the first night of freezing temperatures.
    Police are reviewing everything they've gathered so far, and as each day passes it gets more and more difficult for everyone.
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    Feds examining evidence in missing child case

    Stymied in their search for missing tot Joshua Davis Jr., police are letting state and federal investigators take a second look at the case.
    More than two dozen federal agents and a contingent of Texas Rangers are now part of the investigation, said Lt. Michael Penshorn of the New Braunfels Police Department.
    An FBI forensics team visited the family's home, in a mobile home community on the town's far South Side, to retrace the steps and evidence-gathering of the first responders, who showed up minutes after the boy vanished Friday night.

    Reward offered to help find baby Joshua
    A reward has been offered in the case of a toddler who went missing last week.
    Joshua Davis was last seen on Friday, February 4th at approximately 8:40 p.m. at his home in the 2600 block of Savannah Hills Circle. The 18-month-old boy, who is about 2-feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds, was wearing a light-colored shirt, pants, and socks, and no shoes.
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    Search for missing toddler is coming up empty
    Authorities continue to search a working-class Hill Country neighborhood for an 18-month-old boy who’s been missing since Friday.
    New Braunfels police report no new developments in the search for Joshua Davis Jr., whose family reported missing from their mobile home in southwest New Braunfels Friday evening.
    On Tuesday, investigators carried large items wrapped in black, loaded them into a truck and drove off.
    The boy's father, Josh Davis, said he didn't know what the investigators were doing.
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    02/10/2011

    FBI, Texas Rangers investigate missing toddler
    Texas Rangers and the FBI have joined the investigation into the fate of a toddler reported missing nearly a week ago.
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    Forensics now the focus in search for missing toddler
    The focus has shifted again in the search for missing 18-month old Joshua Davis Jr, who has been missing for nearly a week now. New Braunfels Police officials say their focus is now honed in on investigating certain forensic leads, although the ground and air search for signs of the missing boy continues to expand, now out to the 2-mile radius surrounding the boy’s home on Savannah Hill Circle, which sits off of Klein Road and Walnut Avenue. New Braunfels Police Lt. Michael Penshorn says that in the last 24 hours there’s been a significant increase in the number of FBI agents that are now participating in the investigation, as many as 30 agents, many of which are from the San Antonio Field Office and their forensics analysis team.
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    Additional FBI agents help police seek toddler
    Still no sign of the missing toddler as police and the FBI continue to search and investigate.
    All's quiet in front of the Davis home -- a silent street, but we're told there's plenty of action going on with investigators.
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    02/10/2011

    Search, Investigation continues for missing toddler
    It's been almost one week since 18-month-old Joshua Davis disappeared from his New Braunfels home. While the search continues, there is also an active investigation into what happened to the young boy.
    Watch Isis Romero's Report
    Lt. Michael Penshorn, with the New Braunfels Police Department, said they are taking a closer look at some of the facts in this case and are certain they will find out what happened to the toddler.
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    Stressful roller coaster ride: Boy's family remains hopeful
    The search area for a missing New Braunfels toddler has been expanded to include a two-mile radius around his home.
    Police say that’s a lot of ground to cover for 18-month-old Joshua Davis Jr., who quite literally disappeared.
    “It’s been a stressful roller-coaster ride, just wondering how it could happen," said the boy's father, Joshua Davis Sr.
    The little boy's disappearance has puzzled law enforcement for almost a week and has kept his family on a mission.
    “Today, we’re just going to get more fliers,” Davis said.
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    Search nears a week; still no sign of Joshua
    The search for Joshua Davis Jr. is nearly a week old, and there's still no clue how the toddler vanished.
    Police, without any solid leads, spent Thursday as they've spent the past several days — going over what they've already done.
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    02/11/2011

    One week later searchers seeking more tips on missing toddler
    K-9 dog teams continued searching areas around the home of missing 18-month old Joshua Davis Jr. yesterday, but they also searched areas far from his home, on the other side of town. For the 2nd time in the last week, investigators were back in the area of Hunter Road and Country Ridge Drive with dog search teams scouring more densely wooded areas, searching for signs of the missing boy. New Braunfels Police officials wouldn’t say specifically why they were in that area yesterday, but did say that they were following up on any and all tips they get from the public, and that yesterday’s search off Hunter Road was one of those places they were following up on.
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    02/11/2011 Updates...

    More bloodhounds hunting for missing boy
    Police brought in more bloodhounds from state prisons Friday to help in the frustrating search for missing toddler Joshua Davis Jr.
    The dog teams haven't been limited to the original search area, which is two square miles of empty fields around the mobile home community where the boy's family lives.
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    After one week, still no sign of boy
    A week has passed since 18-month-old Joshua Davis disappeared from his New Braunfels home, and investigators have so far come up empty-handed.
    Watch Simon Gutierrez's Report
    FBI forensics teams spent the past several days going over Davis' home and the grounds around it with a fine-toothed comb but have not made any of their findings public.
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    02/12/2011

    Joshua's family steps up search
    A circle of people formed in the front yard of Joshua Davis Jr.’s family home Saturday afternoon.
    Holding hands, about 50 community members prayed for the baby’s safe return and for the family’s peace of mind.
    “We are looking for reconciliation within the community and the parents,” said LaTondra Darnell, New Creation Christian Fellowship Church care group leader. “Even when the police have moved the search to a recovery, we are coming together to find baby Josh.”
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    02/13/2011

    Volunteers go door to door for baby Joshua
    Police, Texas Rangers and the FBI had more than 100 extra hands to help in the search for Joshua Davis Junior. A church organized its own search for the missing 18-month-old.
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    Hope fading in search for missing toddler
    The search continues, but hope is fading for the safe return of a missing 18-month-old boy.
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    02/17/2011

    Search for missing boy continues
    The search for missing toddler Joshua Davis Jr. continues, but police can't find a any clues about the disappearance of the 18-month-old.
    Instead, said Lt. Michael Penshorn, Texas Rangers, FBI agents and New Braunfels police have worked around-the-clock for two weeks poring over interviews, re-examining witnesses' statements and checking into any tips that come in.
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