04-21-2009, 06:09 PM #1
FL - Carl Walters, 21, & Ryan Davis, 20, Tampa, 5 April 2009
21 April 09
"I just want my brother back," said the young woman says on the courthouse. "I just want him back. Either way, just if you guys can help us, please just bring him back so we can have peace of mind."
Tierra Davis is talking about Ryan Davis, a man who wanted to be a police officer but was murdered, detectives fear, because he'd gotten too close to Derrick Cullins' brother, Carl Walters.
Cullins is already charged with killing his own brother in a rage inside his Humphrey Street home, and there are concerns Davis may have been murdered with him.
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21 April 09
Ryan Darkins Davis' family still has hope.
The 20-year-old was last seen April 5. Police now believe he was a victim in a double slaying.
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05-16-2009, 12:06 AM #2
20 Year Old HCC Student Still Missing http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story...105979&catid=8
Tampa, FL - Sitting in her Tampa home, the tears continue to fall behind Robin's glasses as she sits alone on her long leather sofa. She wipes her eyes and says, "He's always here with me."
Robin lives without her son, Ryan Darkins, after he went missing April 5th and one question haunts her - where is Ryan?
"It hurts in general for him to be gone this long. I know my son, any mother that knows their children," Robin sighs.
Sadly, Ryan vanished without a trace in early April and no one has heard from him since.
No clues have been left behind.
Ryan and his best friend, Carl Walters, had planned to spend some time together one Sunday night. Carl showed up at Ryan's home on 22nd Street in Tampa.
That would be the last time Robin would see her son.
Robin wipes away tears as she talks about her son, something she admits she is reluctant to do at times. "As long as I try not to talk much about it, I'm good."
Robin filed a missing persons report, which broke her heart. She had not heard from Ryan in days which, she says, is very unusual. The young Hillsborough Community College student was always by her side and never left without telling her where he was going.
A few days after Ryan went missing, Robin was supposed to have surgery and her son told her he would be there by her side.
He never showed.
"I'm going to hold onto my faith that he's still alive," Robin told us.
Robin says part of her strength comes from Tampa Police Detective Sal Augeri, who is currently searching for Ryan in this case.
Detective Augeri and Robin talk nearly every day. He is a patient and kind, but serious, detective who has dedicated his life to helping families like Ryan's.
Helping Robin, he says, is especially important.
"There's no telling what could have happened. Ryan's mom, she pretty much calls me every day. I feel for her as a parent," Detective Augeri says.
He adds, "[It is] probably the worst nightmare any parent could go through."
A break in the case came a few weeks after Ryan's disappearance, but it wasn't the promising news Robin was hoping for in finding her son.
Ryan's best friend, Carl, was found viciously murdered in an area of Thonotosassa Road in Plant City.
Detectives say the young man was first attacked at a home on East Humphrey Street in Tampa. They describe the crime scene as a "blood bath".
Since Ryan and Carl were last seen together and Carl was now dead, what happened to Ryan? Where was he?
Detective Augeri has his suspicions, but he too refuses to give up hope. However, he says, it's getting harder and harder for Robin. "I think she is expecting the worst, hoping he is somewhere out there."
Soon after Ryan's best friend's death, an arrest was made.
Carl's brother, Derrick Cullins, was arrested for the murder. Cullins was charged with second degree murder. At the time of his arrest, police say Cullins had unexplained cuts on his fingers and a bite mark on his chest, plus blood on his clothing and shoes.
But, did he kill Ryan as well?
That question remains to be answered.
Detectives say that Cullins didn't even talk about Ryan being there that night, despite the fact that the 20-year-old left with his best friend in front of Ryan's mother, as a witness.
The trail has grown cold in this case for now. Detectives are trying to work a few leads, but they need more information.
Ryan's mother is taking to the streets herself, driving up and down Thonotosassa Road, trying to find clues in this case or, sadly, maybe even her son's body.
Detective Augeri says, "She rides around out there in Plant City on those back roads and calls me and tells me she's looking in this and that area. You would like to be able to tell her something."
05-16-2009, 12:07 AM #3
This case is so sad. It's obvious how much his mother is hurting, and I really really hope she gets some closure soon, and that this case gets some more media attention.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her, and everyone else effected by Ryans disappearance. This is heartbreaking.
05-26-2009, 10:50 AM #4
Published: May 26, 2009
...Ryan Darkins Davis, 20, was last seen April 5. Police now believe he was a victim in a double slaying...
...Police will search the landfill with help from the city of Tampa Solid Waste, Hillsborough County Solid Waste and Waste Management and Tampa Fire Rescue."Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
02-03-2010, 03:07 PM #5
FL - Plant City, Skull found in woods, Feb'10 - Ryan Darkins Davis
May I please ask if anyone knows more on this and please keep us posted.
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02-03-2010, 03:37 PM #6ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
02-03-2010, 03:41 PM #7Registered User
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Weird. That's the same town where they discovered Abraham Shakespeare's body this week.
02-03-2010, 05:22 PM #8
"All they described was an arm, no meat, no nothing and the head," said AR, whose grandson found the remains. "It had been out there awhile."
Police say they have no idea about the identity of the remains or how long they have been there.
"About March of last year, called police, told them there was some activity out there. I don't know if they did anything about it, but you can see a tarp over there when you leave my house going out there," Foster said. "You can see a white tarp, i guess somebody was homeless, that's what i thought."
Police and workers with the medical examiner's office were at the location much of the day and found more remains
02-04-2010, 08:01 PM #9
Plant City remains identified as Tampa man missing since April
By Kim Wilmath, Times Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 04, 2010 12:46 PM
TAMPA — The bones that were found in Plant City woods on Wednesday have been identified as a Tampa man who went missing in April.
Police said Ryan J. Darkins Davis, then 20, and a friend, 21-year-old Carl Walters, disappeared from Walters' home at 1810 E Humprey St. on April 5.
Rest in peace Ryan.
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I think this is the same remains:
"Published: February 4, 2010
TAMPA - A 10-month search for a missing Hillsborough Community College student is over.
Tampa police confirmed today that human remains found Friday in a wooded area in Plant City belong to Ryan Darkins Davis."
02-04-2010, 10:07 PM #11Registered User
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I wonder if Derrick Cullins will also be charged with Ryan's murder.
02-05-2010, 01:22 AM #12
RIP, Ryan...."Until you do right by me, everything you think about is gonna crumble... until you do right by me, everything you think about is gonna fail."
06-17-2015, 10:19 PM #13
From April 2012:
A jury found Cullins guilty of second-degree murder in February after hearing no motive but three weeks' worth of evidence that Cullins ripped out carpet and repainted walls, but could not hide the blood on his shoes or the bite on his chest...
Cullins' lawyer asked the judge to impose a sentence of 40 years. But Circuit Judge Emmett Lamar Battles opted for life.
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