Real Name: Unknown at time of broadcast
Nicknames: Suzanne Davis, Sharon Marshall, Sharon Hughes, Tonya Hughes
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Date: April 1990
Details: Suzanne Davis is a native of Oklahoma and the mother of six-year-old Michael Hughes, who attended school in Choctaw, near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In September 1994, an armed man named Franklin Delano Floyd abducted Michael from school after claiming to be his father while also kidnapping school principal James Davis, who was later found five hours later handcuffed to a tree in a wooded area and deserted. For two months, there was no sign of Floyd or Michael until Floyd was finally arrested in Louisville, Kentucky. He received a fifty-two year sentence for abduction and a life sentence in Florida for an unrelated homicide.
As police dug into the case, they learned that Michael was actually Floyd's grandson through his seventeen-year-old step-daughter, Suzanne Davis, with whom he posed as a married couple with Michael as his son for several years. Suzanne had died in 1990 in a hit-and-run accident while Michael was placed in foster care. Floyd later filed for custody, but he abducted Michael after being denied. The authorities believe Suzanne had most likely been abducted by him between 1973 and 1975, but no one knows where Michael is nor his mother's true identity. Floyd claims to have drowned him in a motel in Georgia and buried him in a cemetery. Other sources claim that the boy is alive, but Floyd keeps changing his story. Suzanne's true identity and Michael's whereabouts are unrevealed.
Suspects: Franklin Delano Floyd is suspected of kidnapping Suzanne when she was a child and later killed her in a suspicious hit-and-run.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the December 15, 1995 episode. Writer Matt Birkbeck wrote a book called A Beautiful Child based on Sharon's life. Sharon and Michael's cases was documented on 20/20. Sharon and Michael's cases was also referenced on an episode of Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case, which focused mainly on the solving the murder of Cheryl Comesso.
Results: Unresolved. Floyd was later sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping Michael. In 2002, he was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of Cheryl Commesso. He is now awaiting execution. In October 2014, DNA testing identified "Suzanne Davis" as Suzanne Marie Sevakis. Floyd had married Suzanne's mother in 1973 and in 1975 and later had Suzanne with her two sisters and infant brother after their mother was arrested and sentenced to thirty days in jail. Suzanne's mother was unable to file a missing persons report because Floyd was their stepfather, but Suzanne's two sisters were soon discovered at local social service. Floyd, Suzanne, and her brother could not be found until recently. Sadly, Suzanne's brother has never been located and neither has her son, Michael.
- Suzanne Davis / Sharon Marshall Kidnapping Case Solved: Suzanne Sevakis
- Solving a Decades-Old Mystery
- Article detailing Suzanne's identification
- Suzanne's Case on the Doe Network