Joshua Jayvaughn Davis Jr.
Joshua, approximate photo date 2011 Age-progression to age 9 (approximate photo date 2018)
Missing since: 02/04/2011
New Braunfels, Texas
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 08/16/2009 (10)
Age at time of disappearance: 1 year old
Height / Weight: 2'0, 30 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: 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.
Other 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.
Details at time 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 the evidence shows Joshua was possibly injured, and then removed from the home, before he was reported missing. They believe one or more of the adults in the house that night is lying or knows more than they have 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.
Other case information
Agency in charge: New Braunfels Police Department
Other 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
Third Facebook Page for Joshua Davis
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated January 14, 2019 details of disappearance updated.