Kayla, at the tender age of 9, suddenly disappeared, breaking her dad’s heart and turning his life upside down. Against all odds, today at 15, the once-missing girl has been found, and her story sends shivers down our spines.
Kayla disappeared overnight.
In 2017, her noncustodial mother, Heather Unbehaun, took Kayla away. Two years later, in an interview, Kayla’s devastated father, Ryan, mentioned that the mom was supposed to have every other weekend with his daughter.
Ryan remembered that Heather had custody of Kayla for the weekend before the Fourth of July, and as the holiday fell on a Tuesday, it was also Heather’s holiday. Ryan proposed extending Kayla’s stay with her mother until Tuesday, with plans to pick her up on Wednesday.
Upon arriving on Wednesday to retrieve his daughter, Ryan was informed by the Unbehaun family that both the mother and daughter had not returned from their camping trip.
She has returned unharmed.
A person recognized Kayla at a shopping center, leading to the teenager’s reunion with her father six years after her disappearance. The 40-year-old mother is currently in police custody.
The elated father expressed his “overjoy” at having his daughter “home safe.” He extended gratitude to the Bring Kayla Home Facebook page followers for keeping their story alive.
In conclusion, the dad requested privacy, stating, “We ask for privacy as we get to know each other again and navigate this new beginning.”
Experiencing the disappearance of a loved one or a family member is undeniably one of the most challenging and heart-wrenching situations a person can endure. We at Viral Strange hope no one ever experiences it! Stay safe and take care.