Goff’s car was last spotted by a gas station surveillance camera headed north in Belmont County, not long after the couple had dined, as usual on Sunday nights, at a Pizza Hut.
The last ping from Goff’s cellphone was in neighboring Jefferson County. After that, the couple essentially vanished.
Goff, 65 at the time of his disappearance, and Davis, 56, had met decades ago at a picnic, Jackie Davis, Joni’s sister, said a year after they went missing.
Their relationship became complicated when Joni at age 35 failed to wake up one morning and remained in a coma for months. After a long stay at a rehabilitation facility, according to Jackie Davis, Joni re-learned how to walk, speak and feed herself. But her brain damage was permanent, and she required fulltime care.
“I want to know who did it, and why they did it,” Jackie Davis said in 2019. “I don’t know what would cause someone to hurt those two people. They would be the last two people in the world that something bad would happen to.”