Arrest in murder of 25-year-old missing chef from Birmingham

Search for missing 25-year-old Ryan Clayton

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say they solved the case in the death of a 25-year-old Birmingham chef who went missing in May.

The body of 25-year-old Ryan Clayton Brown was found Sunday, May 17, 2020, in the 2800 block of 29th Street SW.

Brown was last seen May 14 with two men in the Ensley-Fairfield area.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office discovered his car, which had been burned, in the 500 block of 53rd Street in Fairfield.

Birmingham police say 26-year-old Christopher Deantwon Davis was at large and taken into custody Wednesday on a murder warrant.

Davis is in the Jefferson County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Christopher Deantwon Davis
Christopher Deantwon Davis (Source: Jefferson County Jail)

Ryan Clayton Brown was a chef at The Club, attended Tuskegee University and UAB.

“Married last October, just in the process he was looking for a house with his wife. He was real excited about the future,” his mother, Yolanda Clayton said.

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