A Pregnant Mom Disappears

updated 07/02/2007 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/02/2007 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Something was wrong; that much Patty Porter knew. First, her daughter Jessie didn't answer when she called her on June 15; then she found the back door to Jessie's North Canton, Ohio, home unlocked. "I saw Jessie's purse with the contents all over the floor," says Porter, who also noticed her grandson Blake, 2, waddling around in a dirty diaper. "He said, 'Mommy broke the table. Mommy's crying.'"

In fact, Jessie Davis, 26 and nine months pregnant, was gone. Porter found an overturned lamp and nightstand in her bedroom, as well as a pool of bleach on the floor. Her cell phone and bed comforter were missing, but her car was still in the garage. Investigators have spoken with Bobby Cutts Jr., 30—a married policeman who is the father of Davis's son and unborn daughter—but so far have no suspects. On June 18 homeowners in Applecreek, Ohio, found a newborn female baby on their doorstep; at press time police hadn't said if it is Jessie's child. "Jessie couldn't wait to have a little girl," says Porter. "Her name was going to be Chloe Leann."

As for Blake, who is now staying with Porter, "he's carrying his mother's picture around and calling her name in his sleep," she says. "Jessie is just one of the most loving, vibrant people."

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