Father Of Missing Baby Questioned By Siloam Springs Police

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SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Siloam Springs police have questioned the father of an 18-month-old girl who has been missing along with her mother since Saturday (Nov. 12).

Siloam Springs police said Carol Elaine Davidson’s, 35, family has not heard from her since Friday, but there were reports of her last being seen between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Green Tree RV Park in Siloam Springs. Eighteen-month-old RoseMarry Davidson is also missing.

Police have questioned RoseMarry’s father, Michael M. Reed, Siloam Springs Communications Manager Holland Hayden said Friday (Nov. 18).

Reed’s neighbor said Reed and Carol Davidson previously lived together at his home in Elm Springs, but she hasn’t lived there in several months. The neighbor also told 5NEWS he has seen police at Reed’s home.

Court records show Reed had requested visitation rights with RoseMarry, who was born in February 2015, and the court granted them just a few months ago. Those records also confirm Reed and Davidson lived together until Davidson was arrested. Records indicate Davidson was arrested in October 2015 on charges of third-degree domestic battery in connection to an incident that occurred in September 2015. She pleaded guilty in January 2016 and was given 12 months probation, according to those court documents.

5NEWS also spoke with Reed’s mother via phone Friday, she declined to comment on the investigation, but said the situation has been very stressful.

Here’s a video of the child released by police:

Reed's mother also said RoseMarry has a square birthmark on her right cheek.

Authorities have been searching for the pair since Monday (Nov. 14). They brought in a helicopter and K-9 units to aid in the search. So far, crews have been focusing their search on the Ozark National Forest in the area of Lookout Tower Road. Police said a hunter found Davidson's 1999 Dodge Caravan on the side of that road Tuesday, but Davidson and her baby were nowhere to be found.

Police said they are concerned the child does not have enough supplies, since most of the baby's things were found in the van. Investigators also said baby Rosemary was running a fever Saturday, the last day Davidson was seen.

Authorities have searched the van. They have also searched a fifth wheel RV Davidson and RoseMarry had been staying in at National Falls State Park in Oklahoma for a week and a half before Veterans Day.

Anyone with any information, or anyone who might have seen the van or trailer, can call Capt. Bryan Austin at (479) 524-4118 ext. 2220 or by email at baustin@siloamsprings.com.