Stephen Joseph Davaris Jr.
Davaris, approximately 2005; Davaris's tattoo
Date reported missing : 07/06/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Secaucus, New Jersey
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/29/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Davaris has a tattoo of a bird on his left forearm; a photograph of the tattoo is posted with this case summary. He had a full beard at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Steve.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Davaris was last seen by a relative on July 6, 2005 in Secaucus, New Jersey. He told his parents he was going to the Jersey Shore, but instead he bought a one-way plane ticket to Ireland, arriving in Dublin on July 8. He had been to Ireland several times before and has Irish relatives.
Davaris was sighted at a pub in Inagh, County Clare after his arrival in Ireland. On July 12, a man found his rucksack washed up onshore at Quilty Beach in County Clare. His cellular phone, clothing, passport and other identification were inside the bag, but there was no sign of him.
The person who found the bag took it home, and his wife put the SIM card in her own phone. When Davaris's parents called the number two days later, she answered on her phone, and it was only then that they realized he'd gone to Ireland.
After his disappearance, Davaris's rental car was found parked at the Cliffs of Moher. His loved ones believe he took his own life there. Although Davaris had no debts, no problems with substance abuse and no history of depression, he had lost his job several months before he went missing and had become moody and withdrawn. He was declared legally dead in May 2016.
Police in Ramsey, New Jersey and in Ireland are investigating Davaris's disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Ramsey Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
New Jersey State Police
Missing Irish People
The Clare Champion Newspaper
The Irish Times
The Irish Examiner
October 12, 2004. February 2, 2017; name, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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