Investigators would not elaborate on the meaning of the child's statement, but a bed comforter is missing from the home of 26-year-old Jessie Marie Davis, whose disappearance was reported to police on Friday by her mother.
Also missing: the sheets from Davis' bed, and, her cell phone.
Police, who have been searching with the help of dogs and scores of volunteers, say so far they have no suspects in the case. Davis is described as white, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 pounds, with hazel eyes, and brown hair with blonde highlights.
Anyone with information on Davis' whereabouts is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff's Office at (330) 430-3684.
Davis' mother, Patricia Porter, was the last person to have a conversation with Davis when she spoke to her daughter Wednesday by phone.
"She sounded happy, very excited about Chloe (her unborn daughter)," Porter told The Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen. "We had our normal conversation. She was very up."
"She was excited about the baby," Porter said later. "She was getting ready to pack a suitcase for Chloe and for herself... she'd been hanging up the baby clothes."
Porter, who says she and her daughter talk on the phone frequently, became worried Thursday at not being able to reach her, and Friday, went to the house to see what was going on.
"First thing I saw," says Porter, "was her purse was all over the floor and then I hollered for [my grandson]... I said... 'Where's Mommy?' He came running downstairs and you could smell him as he came through because he soiled his diaper. And that just, just seemed really out of character, since the smell in the house was overwhelming. And I ran upstairs. He said, 'Mommy's crying and Mommy broke the table.' I thought maybe my daughter had got sick and passed out upstairs."