Missing Mansfield couple update: One body found in vacant Dayton house

Missing Mansfield couple update: One body found in vacant Dayton house

DAYTON, Ohio (WOIO) - The case involving a missing Mansfield couple has taken a tragic turn for the worse.

One body was found Friday evening inside a vacant house in Dayton at the corner of Wildwood Avenue and West Stewart Street, according to WHIO-TV.

Dayton police said belongings of the missing couple were found in the area, including behind the house in a wooded area. However, officers would not say whether the body was that of 20-year-old Kyla Hayton or her boyfriend, 28-year-old Todd Burkhart.

Hayton, who is five months pregnant, and Burkhart were last seen on Nov. 16.

Dayton Police have cordoned off the vacant home where the body was discovered on Friday evening.
Dayton Police have cordoned off the vacant home where the body was discovered on Friday evening. (Source: WHIO)

According to police, they dropped off Kyla’s daughter in Columbus that day.

Family members said the couple was travelling to Dayton and expected to return to Columbus on Nov. 17 to pick up the little girl, but they never showed.

Burkhart was declared missing on Nov. 18 by Ashland Police, shortly after Hayton was reported missing to Mansfield Police.

Police say the car the couple was likely using was found in Dayton.

Return to 19 News for updates on this developing story.

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