devon-davis.JPGThe ongoing search for a two year old boy continues today which they are now calling a recovery effort instead of a rescue.

The reports are that April Davis, the mother of the child, told authorities that the last time she saw her son was Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. when she put little Devin Davis and his one year old sister down for a nap. She laid down herself and fell asleep but when she woke up her son was gone.

Davis and her husband, Mike had moved there a week ago from Virginia when a friend helped Mike get a job. The friend, Bobby Herren had invited them to live in his home with him and his girlfriend, in Sam Houston Lake Estates near Tarkington Prairie, Texas.

April Davis was at the house alone with her children when Devin disappeared. She claims she bolted the lock on the front door before she went to sleep. When she woke up she found her son gone and the front door wide open. She also noticed that the doors to her jeep were ajar but she remembered closing them. She ran around searching for about 35 minutes but couldn’t find the child so she called 911.

The police say that there is no indication of foul play but they can’t rule that out yet. Deputies and other volunteers are searching the forests, water and fields behind the Sam Houston Lake subdivision but they have not found anything yet leading to the child. Liberty County Sheriff, Rex Evans said, “I don’t know how a child that age could be alive out there in that kind of terrain after so much time.”

“I can’t count how many alligators we have seen, the wild hogs that we have seen. It’s not pretty,” said Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch. “Right now, we’re holding onto a miracle, and it’s a small miracle. If I was honest with myself right now, I’d say right now we’re in recovery.”

Devin is 30 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red and gray jersey T-shirt, jeans and Spiderman tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Devin’s whereabouts is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500.

My heart and prayers are with this family. I pray that this little boy is found alive.

Jan Barrett

UPDATE:  The body of missing 2-year-old Devin Davis has been located. Devin was spotted by a drone aircraft Saturday morning after a camera picked up on the boy’s red shirt floating in a pond about 300-yards from his parents’ home. The aircraft was being operated by the volunteer search group Texas EquuSearch.

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