Name: Ronnie Odell Davis
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 24, 1977
Location Last Seen: Swink, Choctaw County, Oklahoma
Date of Birth: April 23, 1953
Age: 24 years old
Weight: 180 - 185 lbs.
Hair Color: Red/Auburn
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Acne scars on face, 1/2 inch scar on back of neck, Broken leg (unsure if it was left or right), False teeth, one tooth in the front is either silver or gold
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Blue denim pants, blue denim shirt
Jewelry: Gold watch
Additional Personal Items: Cowboy boots
Ronnie Davis was last seen at his corral, where he had gone to tend his horses. Two men who drove by the corral told the family they remembered seeing Ronnie jump into the back of his 1975 pickup as two other men stood by, one of them smiling and holding a rifle.
The two witnesses didn't stop, though. They said that as they drove on, they saw a blue and white Buick, with Texas tags, parked nearby. Neither Ronnie nor his pickup was ever seen again.
Police did not become involved until three days later, and they found no clues. Ronnie didn't pack any clothes and most of his valued possessions were left in his room.
Family members say they think Ronnie was mistakenly linked to the theft of marijuana growing in the area and was killed because of it. Ronnie did not take drugs, or drink alcohol. Family members said they think someone may have stolen marijuana from a field and stored part of it in Ronnie's corral. They believe the owner discovered the marijuana in the corral and thought Ronnie was involved in the theft and had him silenced.
Ronnie Davisís pick up truck is still missing; it is a 1975 Ford XLT 3/4-ton pickup white over royal blue. Oklahoma License Plate number 440-699, serial number FALV 30056. Foul play is suspected.
Ronnie, a part-time calf roper who competed in rodeo events, had a good-paying job at the nearby Weyerhaeuser company and had money in the bank.
Agency Name: OSBI
Agency Contact Person: Agent Sonny Stewart
Agency Phone Number: 580-298-5525
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: M77-288
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 12127
United Response Search and Rescue Team
The Daily Oklahoman
Added:5/23/08; Last Updated: 12/7/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.