Father of Missing Woman's Kids Says He'd Be 'Dumb' to Think He Wasn't a Suspect

A new search is under way this morning around Canton, Ohio, for 26-year-old missing pregnant mother Jesse Davis, who hasn't been heard from in more than a week.

The father of her children, Ohio police Officer Bobby Cutts Jr., broke his silence Wednesday in an exclusive interview with a local newspaper.

Authorities have said that Cutts is not a suspect, but the 30-year-old told The Repository newspaper he'd have to be "dumb" to think he wasn't.

"I mean, they continue to say that I'm not a suspect, but, I mean, I would be dumb and naive to think that they weren't treating me as a suspect by different things I've had to go through the past couple of days," Cutts told the paper.

Cutts has maintained he had nothing to do with Davis' disappearance.

The FBI also issued a public plea for help in the case Wednesday.

"If there is foul play involved — and there are certainly indications that there is — then there is someone out there who has heard something, saw something or knows something. The right thing to do is to share that with us; the right time to do it is now," said C. Frank Figliuzzi, the FBI special agent in charge of the case.

Cutts Maintains His Innocence

Meanwhile, authorities searched Cutts' house Wednesday for the second time in three days.

As neighbors watched, FBI agents pored over the home of the suspended officer, father to Davis' son, Blake, and her unborn child.

Authorities are also waiting for the DNA tests of an abandoned baby found Tuesday 40 miles away from Davis' home to rule out the possibility she is Davis' baby. Those tests could take a couple of weeks.

Davis, who was due to deliver July 3, was last heard from in a telephone call with her mother, Patricia Porter, June 13.

A surveillance camera at the Acme Grocery Store in North Canton, Ohio, showed Davis in the store with her 2-year-old son, Blake, on the same day.

Cutts told the newspaper he did not see Davis June 13 but spoke to her that evening.

Cutts' mother said that FBI agents had read him his Miranda rights.

Authorities also disclosed that they had obtained access to Davis' cell phone records and that they're hoping those will provide some leads.