Metro Police Department detectives Sunday morning located the body of 18-year-old missing person Kendrya Davis inside a vacant home at 1104 Cass St. in North Nashville.
Homicide Sgt. Pat Postiglione and Det. Chad Holman discovered the body at 4:30 a.m. after checking several other vacant homes in the area. Officials said it appeared the body of Davis had been in the structure for several days. There were visible signs of trauma to the body indicative of homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Davis’ mother reported her missing in the early morning hours of Wednesday. She last saw her at 7 p.m. Monday night, March 28. Davis was believed to have been heading to the downtown MTA bus station to find her ex-boyfriend, with whom she allegedly fought earlier in the day Monday.
The ex-boyfriend, Jose Hall, 19, who had been sought for questioning in Davis’ disappearance, surrendered himself at police headquarters Saturday night on an outstanding failure to appear in court warrant. Police said Hall didn’t show up in General Sessions Court Thursday to answer a trespassing charge. During an overnight interview, Hall claimed he had no knowledge of Davis’ whereabouts, police said. He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond on the failure to appear warrant.
The investigation into Davis’ death is continuing. Anyone seeing her since March 28, particularly in the Cass Street area of North Nashville, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.
Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone or text message can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.