Endangered person advisory for 7-year-old boy canceled after boy is found safe

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GALLATIN, Mo. -- A young boy who police issued an endangered person advisory for on Monday, Dec. 12 has been found safe and the advisory has been canceled, police said on Thursday.

Seth Davis was supposed to be returned to his mom on Dec. 4, but never showed so Gallatin, Mo. police declared an endangered missing person for him.

In addition to searching for Seth, police were looking for his 32-year-old dad, Anthony Davis.

When the advisory was issued, the two had last been seen during a custody exchange at the Walmart in Chillicothe on Dec. 2. Investigators say that Anthony's cell phone was pinged in the Washington, Mo., area on either Dec. 6 or 7. Washington is about an hour west of the St. Louis area.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, police found Anthony's 1998 Dodge Durango  in a trailer park in Washington.  The Washington Missourian further reports that Davis sold it to a man, who later told investigators that Davis left with someone else in a pickup truck, but he didn't see 7-year-old Seth.

Seth and Anthony were both found in Brownsville, Texas Thursday, Dec. 15 around 10:30 a.m. Anthony was taken into custody, and Seth is waiting to be reunited with his mother.

According to the initial advisory,  Anthony suffers from an unspecified medical condition, and is believed to be off of his medication.


Gallatin is just about an hour northeast of the Kansas City metro area. Court records show that Anthony Davis has a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear following a charge in Daviess County of not paying child support for at least 12 months.