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Man disappears day before daughter's birth

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DC,Crime,April Burbank

Leon "Turbo" Davenport disappeared from Northeast D.C. on Feb. 19, 2009, one day before his daughter was born.

Davenport was last seen on the 4600 block of Jay Street NE at age 37. He drove away in a silver 2008 Mazda 5 truck with the Maryland tag MWZ-183, according to police. His mother, Renee Boone, said the vehicle was later found in the woods in Virginia.

"I want him to see his daughter," Boone said. "She's gotten big, she's so pretty. I just want him back, and I'm hoping that he just lost his mind, and somebody, somewhere -- he's somewhere."

Boone said Davenport had called her the day he disappeared and said he was going to leave after an argument with his girlfriend. She was not able to reach her son after that phone call.

"I figured he was probably mad, but we never heard from him again," she said.

Boone said Davenport was a hip-hop musician and had a son who often stayed with him.

Davenport is described as a black male between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, wears glasses, and has tattoos on his arms and hands.

Davenport had a mustache at the time of his disappearance and was last seen wearing a Black Level T-shirt with an orange and green design, blue jeans and Nike boots, according to police.

Anyone with information about Davenport is asked to call Officer Sonya Lane-Best at 202-698-0980 or the Metropolitan Police Department's Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call 888-919-CRIME (2746) or send a text message to 50411.

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