Case Update: Public's Assistance Requested in Missing Person Investigation


Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, November 30, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Nicholas Davis, 21, for the murder of Denee Rawls.

On November 22, 2021, Denee Rawls willingly left her residence on Robur Court; however, her family grew concerned for her safety when she did not return, and they reported her missing on November 24, 2021.  On November 29, 2021, the investigation led detectives near the 7400 block of Harrisburg Road, where they located the deceased victim.  Homicide detectives quickly identified the victim's boyfriend, Nicholas Davis, DOB: 11/06/1999, as the suspect in the case, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Early this morning, detectives with the CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Davis.  Following his interview with detectives, Davis was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, where he was charged with Murder.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  Detective Condron is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20211124-2159-01.


Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, November 26, 2021) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Missing Person Unit requests the public's assistance locating 21-year-old Denee Rawls.

Rawls voluntarily left her residence near Robur Court on November 22, 2021. She has not returned home, and her family is concerned for her well-being. Rawls is 5'2" and 115 pounds with black shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing a black jacket with beige leggings.

Anyone with information on Rawl's whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.  For additional information, refer to report: 20211124-2159-01.