Antonio Yarnell Taylor
Taylor, approximately 1999
Date reported missing : 09/20/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/12/1978 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green and brown pullover shirt, a white t-shirt, jeans, sneakers, a gold chain necklace and matching bEthnicity : let, and a ring on one of his left fingers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Taylor has a four-inch scar on his left arm. He has three gold open-face crowns on his teeth and he wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Tony.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Taylor was last seen leaving his residence in Shelbyville, Tennessee on September 20, 1999. He had a job interview scheduled that afternoon and had ironed his clothes and laid them out in his room. His mother was supposed to pick him up after the interview.
Taylor has never been heard from again. He left all his belongings behind, including his pageheaderr, wallet and cellular phone, as well as his two young sons.
Taylor planned to get his GED and become a barber in order to support his children. His loved ones stated he had no reason to leave home without warning; they believe he is dead. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Shelbyville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Shelbyville Times-Gazette
October 12, 2004. June 13, 2011; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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