Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Cerilla was last seen at her Bentonville home. When her daughter returned home from her job later in the evening, she found her mother's identification, cell phone, vehicle and all other personal property had been left behind.
Doyle's Internet usage indicated she may have taken a bus to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
That was investigated, and a clerk at the bus station was shown a picture of Cerilla and said that she may have been there.
She never got on the bus.
A piece of paper was found in a waste can in the bus station that was identified as possibly belonging to Cerilla.
Cerrila is a former police officer. She lost her husband to MS in February 2008 after a lengthy illness. According to her family, she adjusted very well to the loss. She was involved in an abusive relationship shortly after his death and ended up leaving the police force. Cerilla decided she had made a mistake and chose to leave him. She ended the relationship shortly before she went missing. She does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Benton County Police Department