Wade D. Taylor
Taylor, approximately 2017; Taylor's tattooed arm
Date and time person was reported missing : 05/06/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/10/1978 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 265 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black t-shirt and black wind pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, hazel eyes. Taylor has the following tattoos: a Grim Reaper on his right forearm, a dragon on his right arm, and a Marine Corps emblem of a globe and an anchor on his left arm. A photo of some of his tattoos is posted with his case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Taylor was last seen inĀ Alamogordo, New Mexico on May 6, 2017, when he went to theĀ Otero County Detention Center to ask for assistance and some water, saying someone was chasing him. According to authorities, he was injured at the time, dressed only in his underwear, and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
Investigators believe Taylor disappeared after leaving the jail alone. He is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan before being discharged in 2004. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Alamogordo Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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