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Maddie Sabre Davis

Age 3

La Plata, Maryland

Went to the park. Never returned.

For the 3-year-old with big blue eyes and two spiky pigtails, everything was “a sunny rainbow day." Her favorite color was pink.

Her parents were separated. Her father violated a protective order in 2004, but he had visitation rights. A local park was one of the favorite places for the father and daughter to visit together.

On July 1, 2018, family members started looking for Maddie Sabre Davis after she failed to come home by 6:30 p.m. after a scheduled visit. They found her father’s truck at Gilbert Run Park in La Plata, Maryland. He had shot and killed her. And then himself.

By Disha Chatterjee · Age 14
Meet the Reporters

More than 80 infants and toddlers

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Damion Little Jr.

By his mother’s side until death

Ke'Anthony Terez Jelks Jr.

He was well beyond his years

David Jermaine Hall

Empty seat in his mother’s car

Jason Garcia Perez

Three months from his first birthday


Ears ringing. Loud noise. Third accident.


The pistol was on the counter

Nyla Jones

Shot by accident, while with family

Paxton Reece Edwards

It seemed like a happy home

Owen Propes

Rosy cheeks, blue eyes. Only 3.

Aiden Martin

Cinnamon twists. Play-Doh. Accident. Bloody refrigerator.

Julien Gonzalez

The youngest infant at his daycare

Messiah Murphy

A wrong turn, a grandson gone

Kyrie L. Johnson

He was only 17 months old

Livia Robinson

Sweet Livia’s smile ended while sleeping

Mikayla Alina Walker

Champion won’t lift yellow sword again

Montreal Dunn

Picket fence couldn’t keep him safe

Malachi La'Velle Michael Barnes

His mom had birthday invitations ready

Moises Ramon Montano

He was resting in Mom’s arms

Nathan Isaiah Hurtado

Tragic end for a happy kid