Cuyahoga County

Investigation Results in Missing Iowa Teen Found in Parma



CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), along with the United States Secret Service Cleveland Field Office and the Parma Police Department, assisted Iowa’s Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in finding a 16-year-old female who had been reported missing on January 5, 2019.

The missing female was last seen on January 4, by her grandparents, whom she lived with in Colesburg, Iowa. The grandparents reported her missing after they found a hand written note in the morning. The granddaughter stated that she had left home to move to California. 

On January 15, 2019, the Iowa State Department of Public Safety contacted the ICAC Task Force for assistance to find a missing 16-year-old female. Iowa authorities believed she was taken to an area in Parma. Assisting ICAC investigators, the Parma Police and the United States Secret Service Cleveland Field Office were able to locate her whereabouts on January 16. Steven Davis, 21, and his mother Laurie Metot, 49, were taken into custody and charged with one count of Interference with Custody. 

“Thanks to the hard work of the ICAC Task Force, United States Secret Service Cleveland Field Office, and Parma Police Department – the girl was safely returned to her family,” said Prosecutor O’Malley.

Both Davis and Metot are held in the Cuyahoga County jail on a $50,000 bond with GPS monitoring upon their release. 

The ICAC Task Force conducts proactive and reactive investigations dealing with the online exploitation of children. The Task Force also provides training and technical assistance to more than 350 local, state and federal criminal justice affiliated agencies throughout the state of Ohio.