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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Licking County Crime Stoppers are seeking information concerning the December 20, 2009 murder of Jean Davis. Fifty-four year old Davis was found shot to death outside her Dennis Church Road home shortly before 11:00 AM that Sunday morning.
Davis’s 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck was taken from the residence at the time of the murder and recovered in a residential neighborhood in Newark, Ohio the following day.
The Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in the homicide, while the Knox County Farm Bureau is offering up to a twenty-five hundred dollar reward in this case.
Anyone with information in the Jean Davis homicide is encouraged to contact one of the following agencies or to submit a tip online via the Ohio Attorney General’s website.
Licking County Crime Stoppers 740-349-6888 or 888-488-9058
Knox County Sheriff’s Detective Division 740-393-6800
The Crime Tip Line 740-399-3959
For more information, see the Davis Homicide profile on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.


Types of Scams

IRS Tax Scam

A caller states you are being sued by the I.R.S and could possibly be arrested if you do not cooperate. Occasionally they will ask for credit card numbers to “process payment” over the phone, but usually they will ask you to “wire” the payment.

Lost Pet Scam

A caller states that they have found your lost pet, and they are in another state. They will be reluctant to send you photos of your pet. If they do, the photos will be blurry, far away, or photographs from the internet matching your pet’s description.
Sometimes you will get two calls. The first call will say they “might” have your pet and ask for a description, then they will say it’s not the one they have. Later, you will be contacted by another caller who will state they have your pet and describe your pet in detail. Any information or photos you post can be used to describe your own pet to you. Usually you will be asked to send or “wire” money for veterinarian care, food, a shipping crate, and air or ground shipping fees.

You Won the Lottery Scam

A caller states that you have won a lottery or sweepstakes. They state that you must pay taxes and/or other expenses before they can issue you the money. They will ask you to “wire” them the money immediately.

Publishers Clearing House Scam

A caller states you have won the “Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes” and they are in route to your residence with a check, new car, photographers, and security. However, you must pay taxes and fees prior to their arrival, and they will ask you to “wire” them the money immediately.

Arrested Relative Scam

A caller advises that he is from a law enforcement agency and your relative has been arrested and needs bond money. They may let you talk to someone pretending to be your relative but will give an excuse as to why they sound different. The caller can change the phone number that appears on your caller ID by use of a computer to make it appear to be an official agency. They will ask you to “wire” bond money for their release.

Fake Check Scam

A caller will say that they want to buy an item you posted for sale. They will send an official-looking check in excess of the sale price. They will advise you to cash the check immediately, take out your fee plus a little extra, and “wire” the rest to someone else. Several days later, the bank will contact you advising that the check is fraudulent. You are responsible for repayment to the bank. It can take up to 10 business days for some checks to clear. No matter what a caller advises, your money can be picked up anywhere in the world.

Car Theft

Always lock your doors and roll up the windows when you leave your car. Car thieves regularly patrol parking lots and try door handles to see if they will open. They are hoping for an unlocked vehicle that they can get into quickly and take anything that was left inside. You should always store valuable items in the trunk so that a criminal does not see them and become tempted to break in.

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