Kayla Marie Eitel
Eitel, approximate photo date 2016
Missing since: 01/04/2016
Type of missing case: Missing
Date of Birth: 05/29/1990 (30)
Age at time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight: 4'11, 110 pounds
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Eitel has the following tattoos: a star on her left thumb, a star above each of her breasts, a faded bird on her buttocks, a heart with the name "Shaelyn" or "Shaylyn" the back of her left shoulder, and stars wrapping around her right side. Her ears are pierced.
Details at time of disappearance: Eitel was last seen in the 70 block of Pershing Avenue in Sciotoville, Ohio on January 4, 2016. She has never been heard from again. Her mother reported her missing on January 10. Foul play is suspected in her case.
David B. Arthur is a person of interest in Eitel's case. He had a criminal history for offenses including aggravated robbery, burglary, and breaking and entering. In June 2018, Arthur shot his roommate to death and then fatally shot himself in the head during a police standoff at his home. He was never charged in Eitel's disappearance.
There have also been rumors in the community that Eitel was killed by another local man whom she had previously had bad dealings with. This man has not been publicly named as a suspect or person of interest in her case.
Eitel left behind a young daughter. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Scioto County Sheriff's Office
Other information: Ohio Attorney General's Office
The Portsmouth Daily Times
Facebook Page for Kayla Eitel
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The Chillicothe Gazette
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated January 13, 2020 details of disappearance updated.