Single Father Missing - Suspicious

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Raised by 84 people in 31 months
Shelly Reynolds
on behalf of Debbie Heisler
 SAINT GEORGE, UT
My name is Shelly Reynolds. I am a school teacher who lives next to a lot of family. One family member is David Heisler. He is a 30-year-old man who has just won sole custody of his 6 year old daughter. Two weeks later he is missing from the home under suspicious circumstances.

David is a very caring young man who loves his family very much. Over the past couple of years David has had to go through a lot to protect his daughter and prove that the child should remain with him.  Just over 2 weeks ago he was granted full custody of her.

The next week, his mom and daughter went on a small vacation across the country to visit family and friends.  Sometime between 9:30 PM on Sunday June 26, 2016 and Monday at 2:30PM someone broke into their home. They took a few items, but most importantly they took DAVID. There was blood in the home and in garage. Police and the Private Investigators are working around the clock to help in finding him.  The community has came together to help with searching and handing out over 1,000 flyers. But still no evidence has came up.

Here is what the channel news 4 wrote:

SANTA CLARA, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A Santa Clara single father is missing and police say the circumstances around his disappearance are suspicious.

"You just don't leave and fall off the face of the earth," Christian Warmsley said, family spokesperson and private investigator.

David Heisler was awarded sole custody of his six-year-old daughter earlier this month. Now two weeks later, he's reported missing.

Police say the 30-year-old said goodnight to his father Sunday in the family home in a neighborhood off Lava Flow Drive. When his father returned from work the next day, he says his son's shoes, phone and wallet were there; Heisler and his car were not.

His father says he discovered blood splatter in the kitchen in garage. While the family didn't want to show our cameras, they say it's proof their son did not leave the house on his own.

"No father should see what he saw when he walked into the house," Warmsley said.


It has been almost a week. The police have been working around the clock to help find David. As more time passes, the more concern the family is becoming. Both Grandmother and Grandfather are trying to assure the little 6 year old that everyone is doing everything they can to bring Daddy home.

We are asking for support to help us find David. The Grandparents have had to get an attorney to make sure that the little girl stays safe in their home. The family has hired a private investigator to try to help them find David. The girl has already started to have meltdowns from missing her loving father and will be needing some more therapy. We don’t know the outcome, but we are also preparing for the worse - a funeral to plan. Every dollar will help. If you have a spare buck around or five, please pass it on to this family.

They are truly grateful for all the love and support that the community has shown them so far. Their story has been put on two news stations and in several area newspapers. There is a major search party being spearheaded by the police department this Sunday.  

Here are some links for you to view about David’s disappearance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/292891831057242/

http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2016/06/29/blood-found-throughout-home-missing-santa-clara-man/86530562/?hootPostID=0caaad7b408cdf0720bc78f6e306ea32

https://www.facebook.com/debbie.b.heisler

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2016/06/28/jek-missing-30-year-old-disappears-from-home-under-suspicious-circumstances/#.V3ddh7grLa_

Thanks you so much for helping this family out. They have suffered so much over the last two years just trying to keep the little girl safe from a very ugly situation. Please help us find some peace for this little girl.
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Update 9
Posted by Shelly Reynolds
29 months ago
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Well, the anthropologist in AZ has David and we have no clue when we will be able to bring him home and put him to rest. I will keep you updated as we find out more information. Thanks so all your support and love.
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Update 8
Posted by Shelly Reynolds
29 months ago
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Here is the latest on the case - Thanks to everyone who has supported our family with prayers and donations. We are planning on a funeral in about 3 weeks.
http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/heisler-family-mourns-after-body-discovered
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Update 7
Posted by Shelly Reynolds
29 months ago
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Update 6
Posted by Shelly Reynolds
30 months ago
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Today was hard just sitting there in court wanting to yell - WHERE IS DAVID?

http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2016/07/19/codefendant-denied-bail-reduction/87300600/
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Debbie Brayton Heisler
31 months ago
6
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Our love goes out to you all. Just want or granddaughter to be able to have the reunion with her Daddy that she dreaming about. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Debbie Brayton Heisler
31 months ago
5
5

david is my life my little boy who grew to be a good man and a great father i'M PROUD TO BE HIS DAD , my tears will never stop flowing for him to come home .but i know deep down it's not to be , i will protect his daughter for him and make sure she is safe , and we will find those who took this wonderful man from his precious little girl life

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Debbie Brayton Heisler
30 months ago
2
2

We can't than you all enough. The days keep going by and No David! They assailants are in custody but we are still looking for our son. All of the police agencies have done an EXCELLENT Job looking for him, but we have yet to find him. We've spent so much time searching and crying we just need to bring him home. Explaining this entire situation to an innocent little girl is BIG and we will protect her at all costs. Thank you again!

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Debbie Brayton Heisler
30 months ago
1
1

I would just like to Thank Everyone who has already donated and ask that if you could, share this post. After many months fighting along side our son for custody of his daughter and finally getting the resolution to that when he was granted sole physical and sole legal custody on June 13th, we are finding now that we must go through the whole thing again to get custody of our Granddaughter and keep her safe. It won't be easy and it won't be cheap to make sure she is safe and remains put! Thank you again for your donation, please share share share. We are hoping to bring her Daddy home soon!

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Ardie Minnis
31 months ago
1
1

......there are no words! My heart breaks for you to find comfort and peace as you walk this very difficult path.

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Carolyn Visconte
31 months ago
1
1

It pains me to think I can't help my famiily.that my love can't take away their pain. David they will find you

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Debbie Brayton Heisler
29 months ago

I just wanted to post a comment about the kindness and generosity shown to us every single day. As a person that has spent many hours volunteering and fundraising for all sorts of causes, to have to ask for help has been absolutely humbling. The degree to which everyone has made us feel loved has made that easier. You never know when tragedy will take over your life and change it forever and you are never going to be prepared. I am surrounded by and comforted by all the wonderful people that believes that we can do this! Thank you for all your help, because without you, I don't know how we would be able to!

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MeganandAndrew Jack
30 months ago

Debbie i hope you dont mind me posting on here the link to the t shirts available for purchase to support the Heisler family: https://www.booster.com/heislerstrong

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Donna Applegate
30 months ago

So sorry I have been looking for Macin Smith from St George 17 Went missing months ago, I will also look for David.

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Raised by 84 people in 31 months
Created July 2, 2016
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DA
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David Alderman
29 months ago

Sorry for your loss Heisler Family. Thoughts and prayers are with you

DB
$100
David Berkowitz
29 months ago
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Wishing the best in the hardest of times, hoping this gesture by a stranger reminds there is also goodness in the world.

$25
Ardie Minnis
29 months ago

Wishing you and your family peace during this most difficult time. May God comfort you and hold you close.

$5
Breann Higgs
29 months ago
1
1

Prayers to his family. I wish I could donate a little more. May he rest in peace.

$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
BF
$25
Boulevard Home Furnishings
29 months ago
$100
Stacey Nelson
30 months ago

I pray for you and your family.

RS
$200
Ryan & Jaimie Shaw
30 months ago
BS
$100
Bunny Skyy
30 months ago

Love you Debbie! I'm praying for your family.

CH
$100
Claudia Hansen-Johnson
30 months ago

Good luck..... my prayers are with you.

Debbie Brayton Heisler
31 months ago
6
6

Our love goes out to you all. Just want or granddaughter to be able to have the reunion with her Daddy that she dreaming about. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Debbie Brayton Heisler
31 months ago
5
5

david is my life my little boy who grew to be a good man and a great father i'M PROUD TO BE HIS DAD , my tears will never stop flowing for him to come home .but i know deep down it's not to be , i will protect his daughter for him and make sure she is safe , and we will find those who took this wonderful man from his precious little girl life

+ Read More
Debbie Brayton Heisler
30 months ago
2
2

We can't than you all enough. The days keep going by and No David! They assailants are in custody but we are still looking for our son. All of the police agencies have done an EXCELLENT Job looking for him, but we have yet to find him. We've spent so much time searching and crying we just need to bring him home. Explaining this entire situation to an innocent little girl is BIG and we will protect her at all costs. Thank you again!

+ Read More
Debbie Brayton Heisler
30 months ago
1
1

I would just like to Thank Everyone who has already donated and ask that if you could, share this post. After many months fighting along side our son for custody of his daughter and finally getting the resolution to that when he was granted sole physical and sole legal custody on June 13th, we are finding now that we must go through the whole thing again to get custody of our Granddaughter and keep her safe. It won't be easy and it won't be cheap to make sure she is safe and remains put! Thank you again for your donation, please share share share. We are hoping to bring her Daddy home soon!

+ Read More
Ardie Minnis
31 months ago
1
1

......there are no words! My heart breaks for you to find comfort and peace as you walk this very difficult path.

+ Read More
Carolyn Visconte
31 months ago
1
1

It pains me to think I can't help my famiily.that my love can't take away their pain. David they will find you

+ Read More
Debbie Brayton Heisler
29 months ago

I just wanted to post a comment about the kindness and generosity shown to us every single day. As a person that has spent many hours volunteering and fundraising for all sorts of causes, to have to ask for help has been absolutely humbling. The degree to which everyone has made us feel loved has made that easier. You never know when tragedy will take over your life and change it forever and you are never going to be prepared. I am surrounded by and comforted by all the wonderful people that believes that we can do this! Thank you for all your help, because without you, I don't know how we would be able to!

+ Read More
MeganandAndrew Jack
30 months ago

Debbie i hope you dont mind me posting on here the link to the t shirts available for purchase to support the Heisler family: https://www.booster.com/heislerstrong

+ Read More
Donna Applegate
30 months ago

So sorry I have been looking for Macin Smith from St George 17 Went missing months ago, I will also look for David.

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