Jalesa Chantell Reynolds

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Above: Reynolds, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 22, 2010 from Scotland Neck, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 4, 1991
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 220 - 230 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Reynolds's nicknames are J and Lesa. She has patches of dark pigment on her arms.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink shirt, a blue denim jacket with a flower design on the back, tan khaki pants, black sneakers with velcro straps, and a black head scarf and bobby pins in her hair.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Reynolds was last seen in Scotland Neck, North Carolina on February 22, 2010. On the day of her disappearance, she went to the Scotland Neck Memorial Library to access the internet, something she had been doing lately on a daily basis. She logged off her Facebook account at the library at 11:00 a.m. At 1:40 p.m., she logged on again from a computer at the home of Dwayne Hosea Davis in the 200 block of Cemetery Road, about one and a half miles outside of town. Authorities believe Reynolds left that residence between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. This is the last indication of her whereabouts; she has never been heard from again.

    Davis is a registered sex offender; he served almost seven years in prison for a 1994 rape conviction. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. Investigators have named him as a suspect in Reynolds's disappearance, but he hasn't faced any charges connected with it. In a media interview, Davis admitted he knew Reynolds and that she had come to his house, used his computer and visited his horses, but denied having harmed her and said he didn't know what had happened to her. Reynolds is described as a shy teenager who was more outgoing online than in person. She was unemployed at the time of her disappearance and attended GED classes at Halifax Community College. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

    Dwayne Davis
    Above: Dwayne Davis

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Scotland Neck Police Department
    252-826-4111

    OR
    Halifax County Sheriff's Office
    252-583-8201

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    Source Information
    The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
    WFMY News 2
    WITN
    WRAL
    WTVD 11
    WNCT 9
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    The Rocky Mount Telegram

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 5, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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