MISSING: 30-year-old disappears from home under suspicious circumstances

David Heisler went missing from his home in Santa Clara Monday, June 28, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Sandra Heisler, St. George News

SANTA CLARA – Police and investigators are asking the public’s help in locating 30-year-old David Heisler who has been declared missing from his home in Santa Clara under suspicious circumstances.

He has not been seen since Sunday at 9:15 p.m. at his home.

David Heisler and his daughter live with his father and step-mother, Kenneth and Debbie Heisler, in a neighborhood off Lava Flow Drive.

Kenneth Heisler said the last time he made eye contact with his son was Sunday at 9:15 p.m. before he went to bed. He has since learned that David Heisler had a telephone conversation with a friend from out of the area at 10:56 p.m.

When he got up to leave for work at 3 a.m. Monday, Kenneth Heisler said, he believes his son was in bed.

“I’m assuming he was in his bedroom,” Kenneth Heisler said. “His door was closed, the fan was on – he always has a fan on – I was assuming he was in bed. … There was no lights on so I assumed he was sleeping.”

David’s car, a dark colored 2002 Saturn, was parked in its usual place at the side of the Heislers’ garage when Kenneth Heisler left for work.

When he returned home, around 3:30 p.m., Kenneth Heisler said, his son’s car was not there so he assumed he had gone to work.

He went into the house, took a shower, went for a swim in their pool in the backyard. He then came into the house to change clothes, he said, and noticed some items missing from their bedroom.

“That’s when I went in David’s room,” Kenneth Heisler said. “The TV was on, PlayStation was paused, the fan was on. I called him and it went straight to voicemail. That’s when I started looking around the house.”

As Kenneth Heisler checked the rest of the house, he noticed that the front door was locked such that his son would have had to leave through the garage, which was not his habit.

He noticed other indicators that caused him concern and so he called a neighbor, his wife and the police. After taking a report and waiting a requisite 24 hours, police declared David Heisler missing and, Kenneth Heisler said, collected evidence.

Those items and David Heisler’s whereabouts remain under investigation.

Santa Clara-Ivins Police released a graphic Tuesday afternoon identifying David Heisler as missing from his home since 3 a.m. Monday.

“He is missing under suspicious circumstances,” a police poster released by Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt Tuesday afternoon states.

Graphic courtesy of Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department, St. George News
Graphic courtesy of Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department, St. George News

No further information is being released at this time due to the active investigation.

Anyone who has seen David or has any surveillance footage or information that may be of assistance is asked to contact the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department at telephone 435-634-5730.

David Heisler’s description (provided by his father):

  • Name: David Heisler
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Height: 6 foot 1 inch
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Hair: Dark brown, neatly trimmed, sideburns down to his chin
  • Last seen wearing: Grey shorts, black T-shirt
  • Distinguishing characteristics: No tattoos, no piercings
  • Vehicle: 2002 Saturn, dark in color, Utah license plate X033SR

David Heisler has left home before for a few days without telling his family his plans or whereabouts, but that was before 2010, Kenneth Heisler said. He has not done so since his daughter, now 6 years old, was born.

Just two weeks ago, on June 13, the 5th District Court in Washington County awarded David Heisler sole custody of his daughter after years of related legal proceedings. His daughter and his step-mother are currently on a trip to New York with the court’s permission.

This is a developing story. 

Email: jkuzmanic@stgnews.com

Twitter: @JoyceKuzmanic  @STGnews

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