Bullet casing, blood found in David Heisler’s car; ex-girlfriend admits involvement in disappearance

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

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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  • ladybugavenger July 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Just take one more step: where is he?

  • Bob July 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    in utah custody would have defaulted to the mother had she not been such a meth addict. now both these two psycho idiots are looking at death row. ask them if they think it was worth it?

  • Bob July 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    hope they take the high road and plead guilty. they could probly avoid the firing squad if they do that.

  • sagemoon July 8, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I find it so sad that the way this is likely to end is in the deprivation of both parents for the child. I sure hope she’s got some wonderful grandparents or other relatives to care for her. Blessings for the child.

    • Bob July 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      it is, it’s terrible. psycho drug addict mom find some psycho BF, and murders the dad. dad gone and mom on death row, kid with no parents

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