IL IL - Timothy Davison, 4, Decatur, 15 Oct 1985

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 152DMIL

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/152dmil.html

    Timothy Jacob Davison
    Missing since October 15, 1985 from Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction



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    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: January 22, 1981
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'4; 40 pounds
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    •Clothing: Blue jeans, a light blue wind breaker, a black baseball cap and tennis shoes.
    •AKA: TJ
    •DNA: Available


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Davison's aunt, who had custody of him, left him unattended, as he was asleep, for 20 minutes in her car in the parking lot while she made a brief shopping trip inside the Brettwood Village Shopping Center on October 10, 1985 in Decatur, Illinois.
    When she returned to the vehicle, Davison had disappeared. The cars doors were unlocked.
    The aunt was given custody of Timothy and his siblings when their parents were divorced. The parents lived in Winter Haven, Florida at the time. Timothy had difficulty speaking and did not know his last name.



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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Davison's whereabouts, please contact:
    Decatur Police Department
    Inv. Diane Beggs
    217-424-2738
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number: M99C6716

    NCMEC #: NCMC600934

    NCIC Number:
    M-353296762
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Chicago Tribune June 10, 1988

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/davison_timothy.html
    NOTE: Timothy's Maternal Aunt disappeared from Winter Haven Florida in 1987. The two cases are not thought to be connected. Link to her case listed within text of Timothy's charley page.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/6002/0/
    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: Sample submitted-tests complete
    Fingerprints: NA

    Could not locate any archived articles.

    Timothy has been missing 25 years. Come home soon.
     

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  2. HarleyQuinn

    HarleyQuinn New Member

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    Bumping
     
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    How sad. I hope his mother can get some answers, after all this time.
    Was the aunt ruled out as a suspect? I've never heard about this little boy's case until now.
     
  5. HarleyQuinn

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    Strange the aunt goes missing after him
     
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    kew81, Welcome to WS! :welcome: Thank you for coming out of lurkdom for this case.

    Praying this search leads to answers about Timothy's whereabouts.
     
  8. HarleyQuinn

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    Was there any witnesses that day that saw anything?
     
  9. mandiedq

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    What is strange about this is that the aunt had custody and the mother is now being interviewed about it. Where is the aunt now? Why did the mother (or father) not maintain custody?
     
  10. mandiedq

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    Mount Carmel Daily Republican Register October 11, 1985
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    Daily Herald October 12, 1985
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    Daily Herald October 13, 1985
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    Source: Public Library search of newspaper archives.
     
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    Gettysburg Times December 3, 1985 (Pennsylvania)
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    (Not sure why this was in a PA newspaper!)

    Source: Public Library search of newspaper archives.
     
  12. mandiedq

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    I just did a google search on the dad's name. Do it yourself. He's got a handful of mugshots in Florida. One of the charges is especially interesting.
     
  13. Moonwalker9

    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    • Timothy Jacob Davison – The Charley Project
    • The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    • Timothy Jacob Davison
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    • Missing Since10/15/1985
    • Missing FromDecatur, Illinois
    • ClassificationNon-Family Abduction
    • Date of Birth01/22/1981 (38)
    • Age4 years old
    • Height and Weight3'4, 40 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA light blue windbreaker, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black baseball cap.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Timothy's nickname is T.J. He has a speech impediment. He was missing his upper two front teeth at the time of his disappearance.
    Details of Disappearance
    Timothy's aunt, Delany Davison, had custody of Timothy and his two brothers at the time of his disappearance. His parents lived in Winter Haven, Florida and were going through a divorce in 1985. Delany is Timothy's father's sister. She had been caring for her nephews for about a year. They lived in the 2100 block of north Charles Street in Decatur, Illinois.

    Delany stated she took Timothy to Brettwood Village Shopping Center in the 3000 block of north Water Street on October 15, 1985. She left him unattended and asleep in her unlocked red 1981 Dodge Omni at approximately 12:00 p.m., while she took three other children inside the Kroger grocery store at the center to shop.

    When Delany returned to the parking lot about half an hour later, Timothy had vanished from the vehicle. He may have been seen getting into a black two-door 1978 or 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass with Indiana license plates. There has been no sign of him since that time.

    A deaf-mute child found on the streets of Juarez in Mexico, not far from the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, was thought to be Davison. The Mexican boy, who was found in November 1987, was about the right age, matched Davison's physical description and had the same speech impediment. A comparison of footprints determined that he was not the missing boy, however.

    Curiously, Timothy is not the only missing person in his family; his mother's sister, Cindy Smith, disappeared from Winter Haven, Florida in 1987. Her disappearance remains unsolved and it is not thought to be connected to Timothy's.

    Both of Timothy's parents were investigated in his case and ruled out as suspects early in the investigation. They were living in Florida when he disappeared.

    Timothy was a slow learner in 1985 and he did not know his own last name or home address. In 2013, authorities dug up the yard of his aunt's former residence, looking for evidence in his case. His case remains unsolved and is classified as a non-family abduction.
    Investigating Agency
    • Decatur Police Department 217-424-2738
     

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