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Manhunt underway for trucker suspected of kidnapping ex-girlfriend


Police are searching for a truck driver they believe to be responsible for the disappearance of a woman in Ohio last week. 

Melinda Davis was last seen on Thursday morning, February 25th, in Richland County, Ohio. 

According to News 5 Cleveland, 33-year-old Davis was last seen heading to her ex-boyfriend’s house to pick up some things she had left there, but when she didn’t show up for a scheduled breakfast with her niece, her family knew something was wrong. 

“They asked us to go out to his residence and do a welfare check and see if he knew where she was, so we go to the residence and we can’t find him or her, ”said Richland County Sheriff’s Captain Donald Zehner. However, officers were able to collect enough evidence to issue a warrant for ex-boyfriend and truck driver John Henry Mack, and are now searching for him and Davis with the help of US Marshalls. Mack has also failed to show up for work.

Davis’ sister and her current boyfriend have already spent time searching nearby truck stops and rests stops, and have even passed out flyers with Davis’ picture, but to no avail. 

“With him being a trucker, places like this where you can come shower — I guess if there are truck stops where you can lounge, if it’s life on the run. If that’s what he’s doing,” said Davis’ current boyfriend. 

Even Mack’s family has spoken out, and is asking him to please return home and turn himself in. 

“We love you, we’re extremely worried, we ask you to turn yourself in,” said his niece Whitney Mack.

“Don’t hurt my sister, let her go,” added Lisa Davis, Melinda’s sister.

“If you have any information, a small piece of information, something you may not think is relevant, let the investigators decide that, let them look into that,” said US Deputy Marshal Anne Murphy.

Davis drives a 2013 black Volkswagen Jetta with Ohio tag number JGZ8921.

If you have seen Davis’s car or have information about Mack or Davis’s whereabouts, call the USMS at 1-866-4-WANTED or the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 419-524-2412.


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