EXCERPTS FROM RECENT NEWS:
Pregnant woman missing in Stark County; toddler left alone Police discover little evidence of forced entry or struggle in woman's Lake Twp. home
Akron Beacon Journal
Jun 15, 2007
Patty Porter had that sick feeling in her stomach only a mother would know. Her oldest daughter -- 26 years old and nine months pregnant -- hadn't answered her cell phone in two days... And when her 2-year-old grandson Blake -- barefoot and soiled in a T-shirt and shorts -- ran toward her, the knot in her stomach tightened. Then Blake blurted out... "Mommy is gone. Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy is in the rug"... A large red bed comforter trimmed in gold is missing... bleach was poured around the cream-colored carpeted bedroom... She lived alone with her child, but Blake's and the unborn baby's father, a Canton police officer, visited often. He paid child support and had a good relationship with the boy... The officer's wife, the sheriff said, left her job as a nurse early on Friday and cannot be located. Swanson said detectives want to question the woman...
Few clues to disappearance
June 17, 2007
No one gives you a handbook when your child goes missing. Patty Porter wishes they did... As far as anyone knows, Porter was the last person Davis talked to before she went missing. During the phone call, Davis said her son's father, Canton police officer Bobby Cutts Jr., was going to pick up Blake that night, Porter recalled... Deputies also spoke with Cutts - the father of Blake and the unborn child - and his wife, who knew about Davis, Perez said... Cutts said Davis was supposed to bring Blake to him Thursday morning, and that he tried to call her when she didn't arrive... He was fired from the police force in 2003 after being charged with giving his cousin, a convicted felon, his gun. A jury acquitted Cutts, and he was later reinstated.... Cutts is cooperating with the sheriff's investigation "100 percent," said John Miller, president of the Canton Police Patrolmen's Association... Sitting under a tree outside her apartment, Porter watched Blake play with his young cousins. Someone has to have information about her daughter, she said. "We just keep looking at each other and say, 'It can't be real.'"
No sign of pregnant mom Investigation intensifies in Lake Twp. woman's disappearance
Akron Beacon Journal
Jun. 16, 2007
...During the initial stages of the investigation, sheriff's detectives questioned a Canton patrolman, who has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Davis. Patrolman Bobby Cutts Jr. is the father of Blake and of Davis' unborn child, Davis' family said. The baby girl, already named Chloe Leeann, is due July 3. Cutts, 30 years old and a six-year veteran on the force, has cooperated with investigators. Members of Davis' family also say the officer has supported Blake financially and emotionally. Cutts' 28-year-old wife, Kelly, who officials on Friday said had not been located after leaving her nursing job early, has been interviewed by detectives. Davis' family members said they were told by authorities that the officer's wife was reached sometime Friday night. Bobby and Kelly Cutts, the parents of two girls, are separated.... as the timeline is developed, those close to Davis may be requestioned and possibly asked to take a polygraph test...