Tyler Davis had been declared deceased, nearly 3 years after he disappeared from Columbus, Ohio on February 24, 2019.
He was presumed decedent on December 15, 2021 by Judge Chad L. Carey, according Clinton County Probate Court documents.
The statute for presumption of death in Ohio indicates:
a missing person is declared legally deceased after being missing for five years, or when the person has disappeared and been continuously absent from the person’s place of last domicile without being heard from and was at the beginning of the person’s absence exposed to a specific peril of death, even though the absence has continued for less than a five-year period.
Tyler Davis’ Disappearance
29 year old Tyler Davis was last seen around 3 am near the Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus. He was there with his wife to celebrate her birthday, and disappeared while walking alone a wooded area near their hotel.
At approximately 4:10 am Tyler called his wife, telling her “‘I see the hotel. I’m walking through the woods. I’ll be right there.” He hung up, and called back immediately, but when she answered she only heard four seconds of silence before the phone went dead. She called him back but his phone was off, and has been shut off ever since.
Tyler never came back to the hotel, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
At 9:30 am his wife Tyler’s parents to let them know he hadn’t come back. At 10:30 am she reported Tyler missing to the Columbus Police Department.
Tyler’s phone indicates he was walking around Abbott Labs at 3:53 am, near the intersection of Stelzer Road and Morse Crossing. This is his last known location.
Authorities don’t believe Tyler went missing intentionally, nor does his family. They released audio from his phone, showing that he was asking for directions to the hotel, and intended to go back.
Despite multiple searches of the area, no clues as to his whereabouts have been found. His case remains unsolved.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Tyler Davis please contact the Columbus Police Department at (614) 645-235, or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.