NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - As investigators try to make sense of the death of a North Fort Myers mom, her friends are sharing the family's story.
Lee County Sheriff's Deputies found the body of Tamara Davis, 42, inside her home Sunday. Later that day, her 15-year-old son was charged with killing her.
Davis' friends say she'd been missing for more than a week before her body was discovered, and that her son even helped look for her.
"I don't know what happened," said Debra Coe, a close friend. "Nobody knows what happened. (Davis' son), her and God."
Coe told WINK News she doesn't think the teen would be capable of killing his mother.
"The monster that they make him to be is not what that kid is. That's not what that kid is," Coe said.
Coe said the boy had moved from his father's home out of state, and into Davis' home earlier this year.
While the family prepared to send the boy to his new school, Coe says Davis went missing, so she took the boy into her home.
"We were putting up flyers and all that we could do to try to find her," Coe said. "He never said to me, 'I know where she is, Momma Debra.' He never -- nothing."
Coe even went into Davis' home.
"There was no ripped up carpet, there was no -- nothing seemed out of place," Coe said. "It really did not seem like there was anything -- I saw absolutely no blood -- no, nothing like that in there."
Coe and Lucy Bonsanto, Davis' minister, said there was a smell coming from the home, which the teen told them was an animal.
"He said it was probably a dead cat. He said cat, raccoon -- whatever. He said that's happened before where they get stuck under the house, under the lattice, but it was definitely a disturbing -- it was terrible," Bonsanto said.
Still, Coe does not think the boy was responsible.
"I forgive him. I'm not mad at him. I love him," Coe said. "I want to wrap my arms around this kid."
A best friend of the suspect tells WINK News, the 15-year old is not aggressive at all.
"He would never put his hand on his mom. That is what I am saying," said Lee Fleming.
"He wasn't violent or nothing. He was very calm and never argued. Like when me and him would argue he wouldn't argue he would just walk away and stuff," he said.