Dylan Davis was the daughter of Katherine Davis and Wayne Davis. In 1995, when Mary Alice was baby-sitting her, Wayne came to see Dylan. Of course, Mary Alice didn't see this as a bad thing because he got her a china doll and a bike. When Katherine came home with Aunt Lilly, Katherine took it a put on a tall shelf. While Katherine was asleep after a fight with Wayne, Aunt Lilly finds Dylan crushed by the shelf when she attempted to get the china doll. Katherine and Aunt Lilly buried her in the woods because they knew if they went to the police, Wayne would make it seem like Katherine killed Dylan to keep her away from him. Katherine then devises a plan to make sure Wayne wouldn't know about the accident. She went to a Romanian orphanage and found a girl who was almost identical to her daughter, adopted her, passed her off as "Dylan", and fled to Chicago. "Dylan" never knew about this until Katherine planned to run away again.