The body of an Arkansas policewoman has been identified in Iowa. Cerilla Doyle, who worked as a Pea Ridge police officer, went missing nearly 10 years ago. Doyle went missing from her home in Bentonville on October 27, 2008.
Her body was found 8 hours away from the sight of disappearance in Mason City, Iowa in a nonresidential area. Doyle was 51 years old at the time of her disappearance. Her daughter reported her missing, after coming home to an empty house with Doyle’s identification, personal belongings, two vehicles, and phone.
Doyle had also left a signed check for $27,067 to her daughter and a power of attorney.
Based off Doyle’s internet usage, police believe that Doyle had purchased a bus ticket to Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 28, 2008. She had withdrawn $1,000 from the bank she disappeared.
According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Doyle’s former boyfriend stated that if Doyle committed suicide, she would do it in the woods where no one could find her.
In April of this year, Doyle’s family filed a petition asking the state to declare Doyle dead in order to find closure.
Iowa state investigators have yet to determine her cause of death.