September 25, 2023

Missing Child Returned to Custodial Parent

On July 14, 2023, Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) Major Crimes Unit detectives received a report for a missing 3-year-old, Samalea Daniels. Samalea’s father and legal guardian, Jalen Davis, had reported Samalea missing in Mecklenburg County, NC on June 20, 2023. Mr. Davis believed Samalea was taken by her mother, Tianna Daniels, and brought to Virginia Beach.

On July 14, 2023, a Virginia Beach Judge issued an “Ex Parte Order” to take physical custody of Samalea and return her into Jalen Davis’ custody. Attempts to locate Samalea were unsuccessful. A Missing Person Alert was activated by Virginia State Police (VSP).

On September 20, 2023, Tianna Daniels was taken into custody at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse for an outstanding warrant. Samalea Daniels was safely reunited with the custodial parent, Jalen Davis.

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