Sharon Eugenia Davis
Sharon, approximately 2001; Ron Davis, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 06/13/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/17/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 118 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An emerald green pajama-style shirt or nightgown, and sweatpants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Sharon wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. Her ears are pierced. Sharon's maiden name is Ware.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sharon resided in the 1900 block of Elderleaf Drive in Dallas, Texas. She dropped her daughter off at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Park and Ride station between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. on June 13, 2001. The Redbird area depot was located less than two miles from their family's home.
Sharon was scheduled to attend a training session later in the morning at Stemmons Elementary School. She taught third grade during the previous semester and she planned to teach the sixth grade class in September 2001. Sharon never arrived for her meeting and has never been heard from again.
Sharon's two college-Age at the time of disappearance: children asked their father, Ron Davis, to report their mother as a missing person when they failed to locate her by the evening. Ron's photo is posted with this case summary.
He declined to contact authorities until the following morning. He has been generally uncooperative with authorities in the investigation into Sharon's disappearance, and has also discourAge at the time of disappearance: d members of the media from following her case.
Sharon's green 1998 Mercury VillAge at the time of disappearance: r van was discovered abandoned on June 18, five days after her disappearance. The vehicle was parked in the Bally Total Fitness lot near the Southwest Center Mall in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, less than one mile from the Davis's residence.
One of the minivan's windows was broken and the vehicle had been wiped clean of fingerprints. Employees at the gym first noticed the VillAge at the time of disappearance: r parked in their lot after 12:00 a.m. on June 14. Sharon was a member of the fitness center, but records indicated that she visited the gym for the final time during the first week of June 2001.
Ron refused to discuss his wife's case with authorities until three weeks after reporting her disappearance. Sharon retained an attorney and filed for divorce from Ron on June 11, two days before she vanished.
Their two children said that their parents' marriAge at the time of disappearance: had been troubled for several years beforehand. Ron allegedly belittled Sharon on a constant basis. Their children described his behavior towards their mother as "abusive."
Ron told investigators that Sharon took between $10,000 and $25,000 from their home before her disappearance. He refused to allow officers to inspect the location where the money had been hidden inside their residence. It is not clear if Sharon was carrying the cash on the day she disappeared.
Ron and Sharon met in Los Angeles, California in 1980. He previously resided in Wisconsin and has children from his first marriAge at the time of disappearance: . Sharon was born in Mobile, Alabama and was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles by her mother. She earned her Master's degree in public administration from California State University.
Sharon and Ron relocated to Dallas after their wedding. Their family members said that they did not know anyone in the area at the time. Ron is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, but he never took the Texas bar exam. He was employed as a code enforcement officer with the city of Dallas.
Sharon initially worked as an accountant, but she joined Ron in code enforcement shortly thereafter. She eventually changed occupations and became a counselor at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center and at a jail in Hutchins, Texas before moving on to teaching.
Sharon and Ron experienced marital problems in 1985 and she left Dallas with their children. She intended to return to Los Angeles and planned to file for divorce. Sharon withdrew funds from the couple's joint checking account before her departure. She reconsidered her decision and elected to return to the marriAge at the time of disappearance: shortly afterwards.
Ron claimed that he had been mugged outside of his office in Dallas's Rochester Park area in 1992. He filed a disability suit against the city afterwards, claiming that he was "psychologically impaired" as the result of the attack.
The alleged mugging occurred six weeks after Ron was denied a promotion. He filed a grievance with the city concerning that incident, but he dropped the suit due to a lack of evidence. The city's attorneys eventually stopped filing motions in regards to his disability suit and Ron was awarded five years' back pay in 1997.
Ron emerged as a political and community activist in the 1990s. He was elected to the executive board of Dallas's NAACP (National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People).
Ron was suspended by the organization's national officials after they received complaints regarding irregularities in the 1999 local elections. He eventually incorporated a new chapter of the NAACP out of his family's home with the assistance of other suspended members.
The Davis children said that they were uncertain as to the nature of their father's occupation after he stopped working for the city of Dallas. Ron told them that he traded stock and worked as a private financial advisor, similar to a day trader. The children reported that he attended various civic meetings, but he did not seem to have traditional employment.
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