Missing Mansfield woman’s body also found in Dayton

Kyla Hayton, 20 Hide caption A second body found in Dayton has been identified as that of a missing Mansfield woman, Kyla Hayton, police Capt. Shari Robertson said Monday. The body of her boyfriend, Todd Burkhart, 28, was found in an abandoned house on Friday. He died of gunshot wounds, according to autopsy results.

MANSFIELD — A second body found in Dayton has been identified as missing Mansfield woman Kyla Hayton, police Capt. Shari Robertson said Monday.

The body of her boyfriend, Todd Burkhart, 28, was found inside an abandoned house Friday. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to autopsy results.

Hayton, 20, and Burkhart had been missing for a week and a half.

Robertson said she did not know the circumstances related to Hayton’s body being found.

“Obviously, that’s not the outcome we had hoped for,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with both families.”

Dayton police have identified Larry Rodgers, 30, as a person of interest in both homicides. He is being held in the Montgomery County jail on weapons charges. Rodgers and Burkhart were acquaintances, police said.Burkhart’s death has been ruled a homicide, according to a short news release from the Montgomery County coroner’s office.Hayton’s father, Brent Hayton, previously told the Mansfield News Journal that his daughter was five months pregnant and left behind medication she is required to take daily. He said she was a recovering addict who needed to treat opiate addiction. Father was ‘scared to death’ about missing daughter Before reports that Kyla Hayton’s body had been […]

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