05-21-2015, 10:23 PM #1
WV - Jaleayah Davis, 20, Parkersburg, 19 November 2011
Jaleayah's death has been ruled an accident. Her family has disputed the ruling due to questionable circumstances.
What say you? (Beware, the details of the accident are horrific and heartwrenching.)
It's been over a year, and now the case is closed. Officials are releasing what happened to Jaleayah Davis.
The autopsy results came back last week, after being reviewed by the State Medical Examiners Office. Wood County Sheriff's deputies and the prosecutor spoke with the family Thursday, before releasing the results to us.
It took more than a year.
This is the official explanation closing the Jaleayah Davis case:
"Following a lengthy investigation it was concluded by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of West Virginia that Ms. Davis died as a result of multiple catastrophic injuries sustained as an unrestrained driver of a car that lost control and struck a guardrail post on Interstate 77," says Wood County Sheriff Office Chief Shawn Graham.
That's how investigators say Jaleayah Davis died in November 2011.
UPDATE: 11/19/2011 8:38 PM
According to Wood County Sheriff's Office, Sergeant B.A. Pickens, the Marietta resident and female killed, was struck by a vehicle and sustained multiple traumatic injuries.
He adds that the females car was found against the guardrail north of where her body was located.
Deputies and detectives have been working around the clock to put the pieces together in the crash that is being investigated as suspicious in nature.
Interstate 77 was closed for about 5 hours Saturday morning.
The accident is still under investigation.
According to Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy, deputies arrived around 4:00 am to the scene of an accident around mile marker 181.
One female is confirmed dead, but her name is not being released until the family is notified.
The Wood County Crash Team is currently conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
Much more at the link
05-21-2015, 10:34 PM #2
Snipped from Jaleayah's mother's posts on the FB page Justice for Jaleayah This post continues on the FB page where you can find photos and documents added by Jaleayah's mother.
Names have been snipped to initials.
On November 19, 2011, my daughter Jaleayah Davis left our home at approximately 5 p.m. She had intentions to spend the night with a friend of two or three months, KB. Through the night, Jaleayah was texting friends, my other daughter Taubi, as well as myself. Jaleayah was in the company of KB, JC FS and KN. At 3:28 a.m., my daughter Taubi received a call from Jaleayah, asking her to come meet her, pick her up at a gas station on the corner of Rosemar Rd and Emerson Ave. During this call, Taubi heard her ask/tell KB to "give me my keys".
Taubi could also hear Kristins voice in the background. At 3:33, Jaleayah called Taubi again, changing the location to meet her to the rest stop off of the interstate and the Williamstown exit. At that point, Jaleayah indicated she was on the interstate. During this conversation, Jaleayah began crying, described as hysterical. She was cursing and calling K names. Taubi asked Jaleayah what was wrong and Jaleayah responded, "I will tell you when I get there. At 3:48 a.m., the first 911 call was made from a truck driver who discovered my daughters body in the passing lane of the interstate. She was discovered naked from the waist up. One leg broken in half, her right breast missing, and she was decapitated.
Today, was very difficult as I had to look through numerous disks to find particular photos that show facts that go against what the sheriff's depart said in their final report. Finding these photos was easy enough, as the explanation they gave me as to what happened to my daughter, is physically impossible and goes against all of the evidence they had in their possession. There is more than one photo that will show a sheet on the ground. I want to assure you, that IS NOT, I repeat, IS NOT my daughters body. Yes, it is something that was covered do to the nature of what it was and the blood. But it was not my daughters body.
Photos and an explanation of each at this link: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforj...39983522690642
Last edited by bessie; 05-21-2015 at 11:45 PM. Reason: missed a name the first time
05-22-2015, 02:30 PM #3
Jaleayah Davis was killed on I-77 in Parkersburg, WV on 11/19/11. Something happened that evening while she was out with “friends”. Jaleayah was very upset during a phone call with her sister and they arranged to meet at the rest stop off the Williamstown exit. When Jaleayah didn't show up her sister came upon the horrific scene of Jaleayah's death. The sheriff dept deemed the scene suspicious right from the beginning. However, their handling of the case leaves many people very confused. The case was closed as an accident. Jaleayah's mom is not giving up her fight for justice! She obtained the investigation reports and has posted many pics of the reports that support her fight. I've read through these reports and I've read the official statement closing the case as an accident. The explanation given to the family makes no sense and defies the law of physics!
To start, here is a pic of a search warrant issued on 11/20/11 for Jaleayah's cell phone:
I'm working on summarizing the official explanation so it can be compared to the investigation reports. On the Justice for Jaleayah FB page the mom has posted pics of the scene and official police documents. **WARNING** Very graphic and heartbreaking
Last edited by wvcountrygirl; 05-22-2015 at 05:45 PM.
06-15-2015, 11:20 AM #4
On November 19th, 2011 Jaleayah Davis went out with friends and had plans to stay the night with KB. However, they had an argument that evening and Jaleayah called her sister to meet her at a rest stop. Jaleayah never showed up so her sister went looking for her. What her sister found has changed her family's life forever. Taubi came upon a car crash and her sister had passed away.
The police immediately deemed the crash suspicious. However, the explanation given to the family over a year later leaves a lot of questions.
According to the police Jaleayah's car crashed into the guardrail. The force of the impact threw Jaleayah sideways so hard she busted through the PASSENGER side window even though her air bag deployed. Common sense tells you if this was true then her momentum would have sent her OVER the guardrail. Instead, they claim she was somehow between the car and guardrail. There was brain matter on the guardrail posts. They next claim she somehow catapulted up, went end over end, hit the hood and landed on the trunk. This was their explanation for her blood on the trunk of her car. She then continued moving and ended up in the passing lane of the interstate and somehow ended up 2/10th of a mile behind her car! She was then hit by an 18 wheeler.
How does she go out the passenger side window but then bounce off the hood of her car?
On so many of the cases I've followed on WS we always wish we had more info from police. With Jaleayah's case her mom has copies of the investigation papers, lab results, scene photos, interviews, etc. Please take a moment and visit the justice page and see what you think of the final conclusion from LE. It makes no sense to me!
I'd expect her car to have more damage if she hit hard enough to be ejected through a closed passenger side window
01-18-2016, 05:21 AM #5
YES!! Hopefully Jaleayah's mom is one step closer to getting justice for her daughter! I'm familiar with or know of several of the key people in Jaleayah's story. I have been appalled and disappointed with the conduct of the young adults and their parents, the police detectives and the prosecuting attorney after Jaleayah's death. The family was treated terrible by the police and taunted by "friends" of Jaleayah! With Jaleayah's story getting national attention I hope there are some very nervous people! It is way past time for people to be held accountable for their actions on the night Jaleayah was killed and how the investigation was handled!
01-24-2016, 10:53 AM #6
This IS good news! So glad to hear of progress in this case. God bless Jaleayah's mom for her determination.
04-01-2016, 06:34 AM #7
I am so excited for Jaleayah's family! Today her story is getting national coverage on TV! I am not sure I can post the link but her mom has been keeping us updated! Hopefully, all this exposure will put some pressure on our local police!
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