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Missing Woman: Cerilla Ann Doyle - AR - 10/27/2008

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Police need the public's help in finding a missing woman from Bentonville, Ark. Cerilla Ann Doyle, a former police officer, was last seen at her home in Bentonville, but authorities suspect she may have taken a bus to Tulsa, according to reports from the Bentonville Police Department.

Doyle, 51, has a concealed carry permit, and she is possibly armed.

She was recently suffering from symptoms of depression, and authorities are concerned about her well being, according to Bentonville police.

Doyle left her identification information, cell phone, vehicle and other personal property at her home. Police believe that she may be using another name.

She is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 197 pounds and wears glasses.

Anyone with information should call the Bentonville Police Department at (479) 271-3175. Or call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS. Text messages or e-mail can be sent to the Tulsa Police Department at

The Crime Commission offers rewards for information leading to arrests, and those reporting information can remain anonymous.

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Police Looking For Missing Bentonville Woman 

posted 5:14 pm Mon November 24, 2008

Cerilla Ann Doyle has been missing since October 27, 2008.

Doyle, a former police officer, was last seen at her residence in Bentonville. 

Police say she could be armed since she does carry a concealed weapons permit.

She was recently suffering from symptoms of depression and is possibly suicidal.  Internet records show she may have taken a bus to Tulsa.

Doyle left all her personal property at her home and may be using another name.


-51 years-old


-5'03" 197 pounds

Anyone with information on Cerilla Ann Doyle's whereabouts is asked to contact Sgt. Justin Thompson with the Bentonville Police Department at (479) 271-3175.

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Missing Ark. woman may be in Tulsa area

Associated Press - November 24, 2008 11:55 AM ET

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in the Tulsa area are being asked to help look for a missing Arkansas woman.

Police say 51-year-old Cerilla Doyle was last seen at her home in Bentonville, Ark., on Oct. 27 and may be suicidal.

Doyle is a former police officer and may be armed. Police say she has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Investigators say Doyle's Internet use indicates she may have taken a bus to Tulsa and may be using an alias.

Doyle is white, 5-feet-3 and about 195 pounds.

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Name:  Cerilla Doyle

Alias:  Cerilla Ann Bolton

Date of Birth:  09/02/1957

Date Missing:  10/27/2008

Age at time of disappearance:  51

City Missing From:  Bentonville

State Missing From:  Arkansas

Gender:  Female

Race:  White

Height:  5' 3"

Weight:  197 lbs

Hair Color:  Brown

Hair (other): Naturally curly hair

Eye Color:  Blue

Identifying Characteristics: Cerilla wears glasses and both ears are pierced. She normally wears her hair short.

Circumstances of Disappearance: She was last seen at her Bentonville residence that morning by her daughter who said she told her she had some errands to run. 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.

Police previously said Doyle's internet usage indicated she may have taken a bus to Tulsa, Okla. That was investigated, and a clerk at the bus station was shown a picture of Cerilla and said that she may have been there. A piece of paper was found in a waste can in the bus station that was identified as possibly belonging to Cerilla.

She has a concealed carry permit and was a former police officer, and was second in command for The Pea Ridge Arkansas Police. Her husband passed away in February 2008 after a lengthy illness. Cerilla's step-father passed away in July of this year, and her father was in an accident. The family feels certain Cerilla would want to know what has transpired since her disappearance. They stated that to their knowledge, Cerilla is not depressed or suicidal as was reported in media accounts of the story.

Investigative Agency:  Benton County Police Department

Agency Phone:  (479) 271-3175

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Cerilla Doyle and Hailey Elliott are Project Jason's featured missing persons for December of 2009. The image you see below, with links to their news and information threads, is on the main page of the Project Jason website. This is one means of awareness for their cases, and with a high average of daily hits to the site, we'll reach many with their stories.

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Project Jason announces the featured missing persons in the January 2010 issue of the Online Magazine, which can be viewed at  This month's ad is on page 5. The site receives thousands of visitors per day.

Each month, publishes a full color ad in their popular online magazine which will feature 5-6 of Project Jason's missing person cases from across the country. The ad has clickable links which take the reader to additional information about the missing person, and a link to their printable poster.  Readers are encouraged to sign up for the AAN program and help with poster distribution. "You can be a Hero" is the theme of the joint venture.

Awareness Angels Network (AAN). AAN, begun by Project Jason in 2008, provides a way for the public to assist the families of missing persons. Missing persons posters designed specifically for the AAN program are disseminated via email to those enrolled in the program. Participants can then upload the posters to websites, print and place the posters in public areas, and forward them to their contacts. The program helps spread the word and increase the chances of finding the person.

In the January 2010 issue, the following missing persons were featured:

Ray Acklin, missing from East Chicago, IN since 4/25/2008

Justin Burkhart, missing from Bend, OR since 8/1/2009

Cerilla Doyle, missing from Bentonville, AR since 10/27/2008

Tabitha Franklin, missing from Cullman, AL since 8/13/2009   

Lisa Hatchell, missing from Philadephia, PA since 7/19/2003

Wallace Richards, missing from San Francisco, CA since 11/10/2005

You can read more about this program at

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Cerilla Doyle

  DOB 1957-09-02

  Race W

  Height 5' 4"

  Weight 197 lbs.

  Eyes BLU

  Hair BRO

Circumstances Cerilla Doyle was last seen Monday 10/27/2008 at her residence in Bentonville. Cerilla was last seen wearing blue jeans and a short sleeve shirt. Cerilla wears glasses and has short curly hair. She is a former law enforcement officer and is possibly armed. If you have any information regarding Cerilla Doyle please call the Bentonville Police Department at 479-273-2455.


Date Missing 2008-10-27

City of Report Bentonville

State of Report Arkansas

Case Number OCA/200816244

Arkansas Crime Information Center

One Capitol Mall

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

(501) 682-2222

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Police Seek New Leads in Pea Ridge Girl’s Disappearance


Posted on: 5:20 pm, September 5, 2012, by Allison Woods, updated on: 01:12pm, September 6, 2012


On November 18, 2006, April Dawn Andrews disappeared from Pea Ridge. The case went cold with no leads or evidence and only an 8-year-old eyewitness.


But now the case is being reopened by the Benton County Sheriff`s Office, Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) of the Bentonville Police Department, Morgan Nick Foundation and several other agencies.


“We really believe someone knows where April is and what happened to April,” said Benton County Sheriff’s Detective, Wes Bryant, who is lead investigator on the case.


Among their new efforts are billboards along Interstate 540.


“To get the word out there and make a statement that we want to find April Andrews,” said Natalie Tibbs, C.A.R.T Team Leader.


But this isn’t an easy task for investigators who are starting from scratch.  Over the years April’s case has slipped through the cracks, investigators said.


The lead investigator at the time of the girl’s disappearance was Pea Ridge Police Department Sgt. Cerilla Doyle.


“She had worked several of the leads early on but, eventually she herself went missing,” said Bryant. “But from what I understand she left the area, and she hasn’t been seen since.”


At first 15-year-old April was classified as a runaway, Bryant said.


“At a certain point, it was clear that she probably hadn’t run away and then she was reclassified as a missing person,” he said.

Bentonville Police are handling Doyle’s case and believe her disappearance has nothing to do with April.


April was walking from her home at the King Lane Apartments to the Church of the Nazarene to pick up clothing, which is right down the street, the day she went missing, according to police.


That’s when the only witness, who was 8-years-old at the time said a light brown truck pulled up and April spoke with them.  But it’s unclear whether April got into the truck, according to police.


“I would believe, in my contact with April, she would have to be comfortable with that person or know that person,” said Cpl. Mitch Brown, Pea Ridge Schools Resource Officer. “I don’t believe she was the type to get into a stranger’s vehicle.”


April’s father died a few years before she went missing, according to Bryant. The girl didn’t have very many friends at school and was bullied, as well.

Cpl. Brown spoke with April just before she disappeared. He said he gave her advice about school and talked to her about concentrating on her class work.


“She had actually met me at the window was very, very proud of herself, said that she was doing better, she was focused on school, things were getting better,” Brown said.


With no leads or evidence, Child Abduction Response Team leader Natalie Tibbs said they still have hope.


“I think there is somebody out there who knows exactly where she’s at or has been, but we are hopeful that we at least can solve it to give closure to the family if that’s what we need to know,” Tibbs said.


If you know of April’s whereabouts or have any information on this case call the Northwest Arkansas Crimestoppers at (479) 790-TIPS or the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (479) 271-1009.

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Cerilla is still missing.


Bentonville Police Department at (479) 271-3175.

Case Number OCA/200816244

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