ST. GEORGE — A bullet casing was located inside the recovered vehicle of 30-year-old David Heisler, who went missing June 27 under suspicious circumstances, with blood found on the exterior of his car, authorities said.
Heisler’s ex-girlfriend, Kelley Marie Perry, 31, and Francis Lee McCard, 55, who were charged Thursday with kidnapping Heisler from his Santa Clara home and assaulting him, were the last two people to see Heisler alive, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Santa Clara-Ivins Police in support of the arrests.
“Kelley Perry was interviewed and admitted that she and a friend, Frank McCard, went to David Heisler’s house and assaulted him,” the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement. “Kelley Perry knocked on the door and when David Heisler answered the door, Frank McCard pushed Kelley Perry aside and assaulted David Heisler in the home.”
McCard and Perry, who is the mother to Heisler’s 6-year-old daughter, then forced Heisler into his own car and drove away, taking him against his will to an undisclosed location near the Utah-Arizona border, according to the report.
Authorities located Heisler’s car in Beaver Dam, Arizona, on July 1.
McCard allegedly admitted to his involvement in Heisler’s kidnapping during a July 5 interview with investigators, the officer stated.
The search for Heisler is ongoing as this report is published.
This is a developing story.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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