Friday, February 22, 2019

Today in True Crime: The Disappearance of Jalesa Reynolds

Jalesa Reynolds, age 18 

Jalesa Chantell Reynolds vanished at the age of 18 on February 22nd, 2010. The teen lived in Scotland Neck, North Carolina, and on the day she vanished, Jalesa visited the Scotland Neck Memorial Library to access the Internet. She did not have Internet access at home, so this was something she did on a frequent basis. Jalesa checked her Facebook at the library before logging out of her account at 11am. She never returned home that afternoon and has never been seen or heard from again.

After she was reported missing, it was discovered that Jalesa accessed her Facebook account from another location on the day she disappeared as well. Around 1:40pm, she logged on to her account at the home of Dwayne Hosea Davis (pictured below), located about a mile and a half away from the library. Davis told authorities that Jalesa left his residence between 2 and 3pm. This is the last known indication of her whereabouts. 

Davis is a registered sex offender; he served almost seven years in prison for a 1994 rape conviction. He maintains that Jalesa visited his house frequently to use his computer and visit his horses, however he denies harming her or knowing about her whereabouts. Investigators consider Davis to be a suspect in Jalesa’s disappearance, but they have not charged him with anything related to the case.

Jalesa remains missing today and foul play is suspected in her case. If you have any information that could help resolve the case, please contact the Scotland Neck Police at (252) 826-4112.

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