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Ian Ashley Richardson

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Ian, approximately 1992; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 34 (approximately 2010); John Taylor, approximately 2009

Date reported missing : 04/30/1992

Missing location (approx) :
Denver, Colorado
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :

DOB : 03/19/1976 (45)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ian was last seen on April 30, 1992 in Denver, Colorado. He lived in the northern section of the city, in the area of Lowell Boulevard and west 29th Avenue. He also frequented the Idaho Springs area. He has never been heard from again.
John Taylor is the prime suspect in Ian's disappearance. A photograph of him is posted with this case summary. In 2009, he was charged with Gender : ually abusing two other boys. He pleaded guilty in October of that year and was sentenced to twelve years in prison.
Taylor admitted he had Gender : ually abused Ian, starting when the boy was thirteen and continuing until the time he disappeared. Taylor was in his forties at the time.
In 1991, Ian told the police that Taylor had Gender : ually abused him during a camping trip in 1989, and again in 1990. Taylor was charged with child Gender : abuse and harboring a runaway, but the charges were dismissed after Ian called Taylor's defense attorney and recanted his story.
In 1992, Ian accused Taylor of circumcising him while he was passed out under the influence of alcohol; Taylor claimed Ian had done it to himself while drunk. Ian told a counselor that Taylor had threatened to harm him and his family if he testified against him. He allegedly punched Taylor in the face later that year and was charged with assault in juvenile court. Then he disappeared.
At some point after Ian's disappearance, Taylor claimed Ian had committed suicide. In 2002, a friend of Taylor's went to the police and said Taylor told him he had shot Ian to death and "chemically cremated" his body. Taylor, a chemist, maintains his innocence in Ian's disappearance and says he's being framed.
Foul play is suspected in Ian's case. His disappearance remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Denver Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
9 News
Colorado Department of Corrections

Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. January 21, 2011; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.