Teresa Davidson

Teresa Davidson
Age: 34 at time of disappearance - would be 57 today
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Gender: Female
Type of Crime: Suspicious Missing Persons
Summary of Case:

On October 7th, 1999, 34-year-old Teresa Ann Davidson-Murphy was last seen dropping her 13-year-old daughter Jessica for a sleepover promising to pick her up the following Sunday, October 10th. On Saturday, the 9th, Teresa makes phone calls to Jessica and her stepbrother Chris. In his interview with Marissa Jones of The Vanished Podcast, Chris says Teresa alluded to issues with Richard’s behavior and relationship problems, and that she was speaking in a hushed tone like someone was with her. The two made plans to meet that Saturday to talk, but Teresa never showed up. In later accounts, Jessica also recalls feeling like her mother didn’t sound like herself but didn’t think much of it at that time.

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After Teresa failed to pick Jessica up as planned that Sunday, Jessica began calling their home with no response. After a week Richard returns from his solo camping trip and finally goes to pick up Jessica. According to Jessica, when she inquired where her mom was, Richard replied that her mother had simply left. However, Teresa’s personal belongings and her truck, with the keys in the ignition, remained at the house. Richard told Jessica that he called area hospitals and the police but never filed a missing person report.  Shortly after picking Jessica up, Richard informed her biological father that he needed to come and get her, claiming it would cost him $5,000 to let her stay there. Jessica then joined her father and older brother in Klamath Falls.

Teresa’s sister-in-law filed the official Missing Person’s report on October 23rd, 1999. Following Teresa’s Missing Person’s report, Richard reported his 991 Colt 1911 A-1 .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun with serial number 2757178 as missing. Jessica has never stopped searching for her mother, and all parties agree, that someone knows something.

If you have any information about Teresa’s whereabouts, the missing gun, or any information that might help investigators learn what happened to Teresa, please submit a tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon using the Submit A Tip button below. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. You can follow and support Jessica’s fight for justice on Facebook here.

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