Name: Tyler James Davis
Age: 29 years old
Last seen: February 24, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohia
Tyler Davis is a caucasian male with short brown hair and brown eyes, he is 5’10 tall and weighs 170lbs. He has a red birthmark on his right arm that goes up to his neck, chest, and right hand.
Tyler was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, a blue/green flannel, blue jeans, and white and black Nike shoes.
Tyler James Davis met his wife in 2013 as friends but then began dating in 2016 and had their son Aaron together in 2017 as well as getting married.
Tyler and his wife Brittany lived in Willmington, Ohio, and Tyler was described as a hard-working man, so 3 times a year they would go take Aaron to Tyler’s parent’s house for a night so Tyler and Brittany could spend time together. On this particular night, on February 24th, 2019, they had gone to Easton for Brittany’s birthday.
On February 23rd, 2019, Tyler and Brittnay drop off their 20-month-year-old son Aaron at Tyler’s parent’s house. They then travel from Willmington to Columbus, which is about a 90-minute drive, to celebrate Brittany’s birthday.
The couple checked into the Hilton Hotel in front of the Easton Town Center, at approximately 5 pm. They meet up with their friend, Schon Hughes, who lived nearby, and around 8:30 pm the three leave the hotel to walk around the shopping center and go to a few bars and clubs.
At around 3 am they take an Uber back to the hotel. During the Uber ride, Tyler fell asleep and when they arrived back at the hotel Brittnay says Tyler was “confused and frustrated” and told them he was going for a walk.
Brittnay went into the hotel to charge her phone, while Schon and Tyler left on foot. Around 30 minutes later, Brittnay went back outside but couldn’t find either Tyler or Schon. She called Tyler’s phone and he ended up calling her back at 3:30 am saying he would be right back.
A few minutes later, Schon comes back to the hotel without Tyler, so Brittnay tried to call Tyler again but he doesn’t answer.
At around 4:10 am, Brittnay receives a call from Tyler saying “I see the hotel. I’m walking through the woods. I’ll be right there.” He hung up but then immediately called back, but Brittnay says she only heard 4 seconds of silence and then the phone went dead. When Brittnay tried to call him back, his phone was off and has been since.
At 4:30 am, Schon decides to go back home, which was 10 minutes from the hotel, while Brittnay went into her hotel room and began calling friends asking for advice on what to do.
Tyler Davis has never been heard from or seen since this night.
Brittnay called Tyler’s parents the next morning at 9:30 am, telling them what had happened and that he hadn’t come back to the hotel room.
At 10:30 am, Brittnay reported Tyler Davis as missing to the Columbus Police Department.
Several searches have taken place by authorities as well as search and rescue teams, in the area Tyler went missing. No evidence has been found.
Authorities have been able to indicate through Tyler’s phone, that he had been walking around Abbott Labs at 3:53 am, near the intersection of Stelzer Road and Morse Crossing. This is the last known location authorities have.
Authorities released audio from Tyler’s phone showing he was asking for directions back to the hotel, which they believe shows he was intending to go back and didn’t go missing deliberately.
In 2020, Columbus Police found new evidence in the disappearance of Tyler Davis. CCTV footage shows the last images of Tyler walking away from the Hilton Hotel. As well as an audio recording from his phone, where Tyler is asking for directions back to the hotel.
If you have any information on the disappearance of Tyler Davis please contact the Columbus Police Department at 614-645-2358 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.
Resources and Further Information
Investigation Discovery: The Missing – Season 2 Episode 3 “Where Did Tyler Davis Go”