Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Vickie Davis was last seen on March 16, 1987 in Chipley, Florida, about 90 miles west of Tallahassee. On the evening of March 16, 1987, Vickie's father-in-law father called authorities saying Vickie had never reported to work that day. He and his son told Washington County sheriff's detectives that some clothes, makeup and a small suitcase were missing from their house. Vickie's car was found parked behind the steak house next to the McDonald's where she worked. The seat was adjusted farther back than she would have left it.
Searches for her were unsuccessful. In the weeks following her disappearance, her parents offered a $2,500 reward for information about their daughter. It has gone unclaimed.
Vickie was married to Douglas Earl Davis and had a young daughter.
Douglas Davis was charged with two murders in 1986 but was acquitted. He confessed to beating a co-worker and her 4-year-old son to death with a board at a Bartow lumberyard. His confession was ruled inadmissible in court.
Investigators suspected Doug Davis from the beginning in Vickie's disappearance. In their opinion, the circumstances of Vickie Davis' disappearance seemed staged, and Doug Davis' unwillingness to work with authorities heightened their suspicions. Davis has maintained his innocence in both cases.
He's spoken with authorities about the case only twice - once when he and his father reported her missing and again in 1993 when agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement took another look into her disappearance.
According to Davis the last he heard about his wife she'd hitch-hiked her way to the West Coast area, maybe California.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Washington County Sheriff's Office