Joshua Jayvaughn Davis Jr.

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Top Two Rows and Bottom Three From Left: Joshua, circa 2011;
Bottom Far Right: Age-progression to age 4 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 4, 2011 from New Braunfels, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 16, 2009
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight: 2'0, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Joshua's nickname is Fat Boy. He has a quarter-sized dark brown birthmark above his left knee.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue and red plaid long-sleeved button-down shirt over a gray long-sleeved Rocawear shirt, dark blue Rocawear jeans, a beige and white Rocawear onesie, black and white socks, a diaper and no shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Joshua has asthma and requires medication to control his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Joshua was last seen in the kitchen area of his family's mobile home in the 2600 block of Savannah Hills Circle in New Braunfels, Texas between 8:00 and 8:20 p.m. on February 4, 2011. He lived with his parents and his older brother, and his mother was eight months pregnant with a boy. His parents were hosting a party that night and there were nine people in the house, including Joshua. He disappeared sometime before 9:00 p.m. and has never been heard from again.

    Joshua is described as a very mobile toddler, and the front door to his home didn't latch properly. Authorities initially believed he had wandered away. They conducted an extensive search of the neighborhood, but they found no sign of him and tracker dogs couldn't pick up his scent. If he had been without shelter, he couldn't have survived long; the night he disappeared, temperatures dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Because they were unable to find Joshua in the local area, investigators began to look into other possible causes of his disappearance. His parents said they believed he had been abducted and suggested a family friend as a possible suspect. The friend had visited the mobile home on the night of February 4 and left shortly before Joshua was discovered missing. He reportedly gave conflicting stories about that night and refused to take a polygraph test. Authorities stated they believed one or more of the adults in the house that night was lying or knew more than they had disclosed about the child's disappearance, but no one has been named as a suspect.

    The circumstances of Joshua's disappearance are unclear. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Braunfels Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The San Antonio Express-News
    The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung
    Facebook Page for Joshua Davis
    Second Facebook Page for Joshua Davis
    The Heidi Search Center
    Black and Missing


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 24, 2014; age-progression added, details of disappearance updated.

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