October 4, 2009
By Suzie Schottelkotte
FORT MEADE | More than 20 years after Fort Meade native Vickie Davis vanished from her Florida Panhandle home, state investigators are taking another stab at determining her fate.
A cold-case team is taking a new look at the disappearance, an FDLE investigator said last week.
Police and her family always have suspected Davis, who was 20 at the time, didn’t just walk out on her 21-year-old husband, Douglas, and 2-year-old daughter Melissa.
That’s in part because of who Douglas Davis is. Twenty-five years ago, he was accused of beating a co-worker and her 4-year-old son to death with a board at a Bartow lumberyard.
A jury acquitted him of murder charges in June 1986, though investigators maintain they had the right man.