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1/24/07-Tyler

East Texas' Parents Need Help Finding Their Son

Missing for more than a week, some East Texas parents are doing everything they can to find their son.   Mark Davis, 20 of Tyler hasn't been seen since Monday, January 15. His family believes he took off on a bicycle early that morning from their home on Luann Lane wearing a maroon poncho.  

Mark, a senior at Texas A&M, should have returned to college station that morning. The night before, his family says they went out to dinner and Mark was in good spirits.

"We assume he went to bed late," said Randy Davis, Mark Davis' Father. "We were waiting to wake him up, but when we saw that the weather was going to get worse we thought he better head down earlier. When we went in to wake him up he was not there." Instead, Mark's parents say they found a suicide note and immediatly called police.   Later that morning, Tyler police, armed with helicopters and K9 crews, searched the wooded areas near Mark's home.   The family says they later heard reports he had been spotted in Flint.

Over the holidays Marks family says Mark had been stressed because of school, but never imagined Mark would hurt himself.

"We had you know local counseling and just got Mark evaluated and his counselor said you know Mark's not a threat to himself, and he will probably bounce back," said Randy Davis. Not knowing what happened to their son, Mark's parents are hanging up signs throughout East Texas. They also made a website asking for help. 

"That morning, I would never dream in my life that I would be facing that circumstance," said Randy Davis. "As parents we can't give up." Mark's family says they hope the community will never give up as well.

If you would like more information on Mark Davis' disappearance and find out how you can help go to our homepage and click on the Know More on 7 link. There you will find Help Find Mark Davis.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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