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Family of Richland County mother now offering a $5,000 reward for information about her whereabouts

Former boyfriend arrested on kidnapping charges
Friends and family of missing mother offer reward
Posted at 5:26 PM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-10 19:25:38-05

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Family and friends of Melinda Davis are hoping that money talks. They are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading police to the missing 33-year-old.

“If it leads to her, we’re willing to pay. Right now, money is nothing to us and she is our everything,” said Lisa Davis, Melinda’s sister.

The mother of four was last seen on Feb. 25. Police said she was heading to the home of her former boyfriend, John Mack Henry Junior, to pick up some items she left behind.

“I miss her, I just miss her, I would really love answers,” said Davis.

Mack was charged with Davis’ kidnapping. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and local police last Thursday after a week on the run. A tip led authorities to Mack.

“He was taken to our jail, my detectives then went down and served him the warrant and made the attempt to talk to him and his words were 'where’s my attorney?'” said Richland County Sheriff’s Captain Donald Zehner.

Zehner said they are no closer to finding Davis than they were on the day she vanished.

The U.S. Marshals are assisting the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Shelby police in this investigation.

The family is pleading, and police are asking anyone with information to call the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 419-7524-2412. You can remain anonymous. Authorities said even the smallest detail can be useful in tracking down Melinda Davis or her car.

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