Stephen Joseph Davaris Jr.

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Above Images: Davaris, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 6, 2005 from Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 29, 1973
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Davaris has a tattoo of a bird on his left forearm; a photograph of the tattoo is posted below this case summary. He had a full beard at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Steve.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Davaris was last seen by a relative on July 6, 2005 in Secaucus, New Jersey. He told his parents he was going to the Jersey Shore, but instead he bought a one-way plane ticket to Ireland, arriving in Dublin on July 8. Davaris had been to Ireland several times before and has Irish relatives. He was sighted at a pub in Inagh, County Clare after his arrival in Ireland. On July 12, a man found his rucksack washed up onshore at Quilty Beach in County Clare. His cellular phone, clothing, passport and other identification were inside the bag, but there was no sign of him. The person who found the bag took it home, and his wife put her own SIM card in the phone to make it work. When Davaris's parents called the phone two days later, she answered, and it was only then that they realized he'd gone to Ireland.

    After his disappearance, Davaris's rental car was found parked at the Cliffs of Moher. His loved ones believe he took his own life there. Although Davaris had no debts, no problems with substance abuse and no history of depression, he had lost his job several months before he went missing and had become moody and withdrawn. He was declared legally dead in May 2016.

    Police in Ramsey, New Jersey and in Ireland are investigating Davaris's disappearance.

    Tattoo
    Above: Davaris's tattoo

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ramsey Police Department
    201-327-2400

    OR
    Ennistymon Guardai
    County Claire
    065-707-2180

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    Source Information
    New Jersey State Police
    Missing Irish People
    The Clare Champion Newspaper
    The Irish Times
    The Irish Examiner

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 2, 2017; name, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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