Melissa Davis Wiki – Melissa Davis Biography
The body of Melissa Davis, 33, was located by firefighters responding to fire calls on the morning of September 29. Detectives discovered a lighter in the area, according to local outlet KXAN. A police K-9 was called to the scene and found a butcher knife that smelled like a lighter, authorities said. Austin police believe “the knife was placed with the deceased in an attempt to destroy evidence with fire.” However, an autopsy showed that Davis had no signs of obvious trauma to her body or knife wounds and concluded that she had been burned alive.
Melissa Davis was 33 years old.
With few leads to follow, police have issued a search notice for Davis’ missing car, a blue 2016 Toyota 4Runner with Texas license plate number KYV3765. While no suspect is yet in custody, friends and family continue to hold out hope that they will find justice for Davis, who disappeared after a trip to the local Apple store to get her phone fixed. Ellie Simmons, who described Davis as “a soul sister,” said her friend was a free spirit who enjoyed traveling in company. “We actually dreamed along with one of our other friends about opening a hostel in Costa Rica and having an art station,” Simmons told KVUE. “She loved art.” David Haisman, another close friend of hers, said he was still in disbelief over Davis’ death, adding that she had left him a painting of a bird flying toward the sun before her death. “I still feel like my heart is breaking. Like they were stabbing me. As if they had stabbed me and I was slowly bleeding to death,” he told the local media. The Austin Police Department had no comment on the case but said the investigation is ongoing. There is currently a $1,000 reward available for anyone who provides a tip leading to an arrest.