Missing Ohio woman found dead in the trunk of her car
Missing Ohio woman found dead in the trunk of her car

Cliff Pinckard


MANSFIELD, Ohio — The body of woman who was last seen in late February was found Sunday night in the trunk of her car, according to reports.

The black 2013 Volkswagen Jetta containing the body of Melinda Kay Davis, 33, was spotted by a citizen in a parking lot of an apartment complex near Galloway, Ohio, police tell the Mansfield News Journal. The citizen tipped off police.

A suspect in Davis’ disappearance, an ex-boyfriend, already is in custody. U.S. marshals arrested John Henry Mack Jr., 43, early in March in Mansfield on a charge of kidnapping. He is being held in the Richland County Jail on a $1 million bond.

According to the Shelby Police Department, Davis was last seen early in the morning on Feb. 25 driving her Jetta. Police believe she was going to Mansfield to meet Mack.

According to the News Journal, court documents show that Davis called a friend while on her way to see Mack and said, “If you don’t hear from me, call the police.” Mack had four children.

Richland County Prosecutor Gary Bishop tells WBNS Channel 10 that Mack likely will face additional charges as the investigation into Davis’ death continues. An autopsy on on Davis reportedly was conducted Monday.

Mack’s son, Jaybyn Mack, 18, and Jabyn’s wife, Alexandria Mack, 18, each have been charged with obstructing justice in connection with the case, the News Journal reports.


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