Tyler Davis was in Columbus, OH to celebrate his wife’s birthday when he disappeared in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2019. Davis, his wife Brittany, and a friend, Schon Hughes, went out the night before to take in the Columbus nightlife. The trio were in an Uber that arrived at the Hilton Hotel at East Town Center, where Tyler and Brittany were staying, at 3 a.m. Tyler was asleep when the car pulled in front of the hotel. When he woke up, he was “confused and frustrated.” As his wife made her way inside the hotel, Tyler got out of the car and walked off. This was the last time anyone saw him.
Hughes followed Tyler, 27, but soon came back to the hotel alone. Brittany spoke with Tyler on the phone at 3:37 a.m. and 4:10 a.m. Both conversations concluded with Tyler telling her he would be back at the hotel soon. However, Brittany described Tyler as sounding confused on the calls. Subsequent calls to Tyler’s phone went directly to voicemail. At about 11 a.m., Brittany notified the police that Tyler was missing. It took them four days to start investigating, because they believed he had a fight with Brittany and left on his own.
Surveillance footage from the hotel’s security cameras showed Tyler walking away through the Easton Commons condominiums. The Google tracker on his phone showed him getting as far as the Abbott Foods parking lot. At this point, he either turned off his phone or the battery died. Brittany passed a polygraph about Tyler’s disappearance. He remains missing.