Nahendra Faye Davis was 35 years old when she went missing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and her whereabouts are still unknown several years later.
At around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2018, Davis dropped off her 13-year-old daughter and her 6-year-old son at her mother’s house in the Glen Oaks area.
She drove away, and that was the last time anyone has seen or heard from her.
Merenda Knox told WAFB that it wasn’t like her daughter to take off and not tell anyone where she was going.
She said, “We’ve always known if she was going somewhere, always. This is something that’s just so out of the ordinary for her.”
“It’s like a nightmare, and it just feels like I’m just going to wake up and it’s all just going to be a dream,” Knox said. “Without God, I couldn’t do nothing.”
“He has worked with me from the inside out, and without his help, I just can’t do it. He’s holding me up and giving me the strength that I need.”
According to WBRZ, a white 2015 Dodge Challenger belonging to Davis was found abandoned the same day she went missing.
It was flooded in high water near Scenic Hwy. and 72nd Avenue with her car keys inside, along with her purse containing cash and credit cards.
Relatives of the missing Baton Rouge woman passed out fliers, knocked on doors, and stopped vehicles near the Scenic Highway area in hopes that someone would have information about what happened to Davis.
“I’m concerned about my daughter. I’m hoping that she’s somewhere safe,” said Knox. “We’re going to ask neighbors and people, anyone we see: Have they seen her? Have they seen anything?”
“I just don’t believe in my heart that she would just walk away, and no one knowing anything… by the grace of God, we’re hoping to find her.”
Following an investigation, detectives with the Baker Police Department stated that there have been no signs of foul play and they have yet to find any clues that would lead them to Davis’ whereabouts.
Captain Kelvin Miller of the Baker Police Department told WBRZ in 2019 that “we’ve gotten tips that she’s been seen in other locations where other agencies have gone out and made contact with the person they were describing, and it wound up being somebody totally different.”
“Without concrete evidence, we’re just going to work it in hopes of finding her or until we find an answer.”
Law enforcement officials have since turned to the public for help in finding Davis, who is described as an African-American woman with black hair and brown eyes.
She is believed to be between 5 feet 3 and 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing around 150 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Nahendra Faye Davis is encouraged to contact the Baker Police Department at (225) 775-6000, ext. 1.