Monday, February 12, 2024

The Disappearance of Davante Richardson


Davante Richardson has been missing since July 2020. The then-28-year-old man lived in Washington, D.C. at the time of his disappearance, but he vanished after reportedly traveling to Wyoming. Davante was last seen by his mother at the residence they shared on Mississippi Avenue Southeast on July 20th, 2020. Family remembers reported him missing two days later. 

Before vanishing, Davante told others that he was going to Wyoming to "help his friend Kanye". He was referring to rapper Kanye West, who owns a ranch in Greybull, Wyoming. Davante does not personally know West; however, his final outgoing text message to a friend stated that he was "going to see his buddy Kanye."

On July 27th, 2020, Davante's vehicle was found abandoned on a dirt road in Big Horn County Wyoming, located several miles east of West's ranch. Davante's keys, two cell phones, and laptop were found inside the car. According to reports, the car was “clean and very well kept, without presenting any evidence of a sustained road trip." The vehicle was also not found to have any mechanical issues. 

Authorities interviewed West's security team at the Wyoming ranch. The security team did not report having any encounters with anyone matching Davante's description. It is not believed that Davante ever actually made it to West's ranch. 

Throughout the investigation, it was revealed that Davante "was believed to have been sighted at a gas station 150 miles south from where his vehicle was located on July 26, 2020." A witness at the gas station reportedly saw a man matching Davante's description "get into the passenger side of his Jeep while a white female got into the driver's seat." The vehicle was found abandoned the following day. 

The Big Horn County Sheriff's office has searched the area where Davante's vehicle was found with K9s, drones, and helicopters, but no clues have been found. The sheriff's office is collaborating with both the DC Metropolitan Police and the FBI in the search for Davante. Unfortunately, he still remains missing today.

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