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    AZ - Myron Timell Traylor, 13, Phoenix, 27 July 1988

    Missing Since
    : July 27, 1988 from Phoenix, Arizona
    : Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth
    : October 1, 1974
    : 13 years old
    Height and Weight
    : 5'5, 106 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics
    : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Traylor has a half-inch scar on the right side of his head.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description
    : A red and white striped shirt, blue and white print shorts and white tennis shoes.

    Details of Disappearance

    Traylor was walking to his grandparents' house with his mother in Phoenix, Arizona on July 27, 1988. His grandparents' residence was located on East Pecan Road, approximately one-half block from Traylor's family's home. Traylor stopped at OK Fish-N-Chips, which was located on 16th Street and Southern Avenue, to purchase a soft drink while his mother continued ahead. He was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. outside the stand after purchasing a soda. Traylor has never been heard from again. He was carrying a bag of dirty laundry at the time of his disappearance; Traylor planned to wash the clothes at his grandparents' home.

    Authorities said that Traylor's mother's former boyfriend was the only suspect in his disappearance. The man has never been charged in connection with the case due to a lack of evidence. He was one of the four witnesses who saw Traylor at OK Fish-N-Chips the evening of his disappearance. Traylor's aunt said that one of the man's arms was in a sling shortly after Traylor vanished; the individual claimed that the injury resulted from a dog bite.

    Investigators stated that the boyfriend was involved with drugs in 1988. Authorities theorized that Traylor confronted the man regarding his lifestyle after seeing him at OK Fish-N-Chips and was murdered shortly thereafter. Investigators received an anonymous letter in 1991 that claimed Traylor was buried on private property near 24th Street and Jones Avenue in Phoenix. A search of the location produced no evidence regarding his case. Authorities believe that Traylor was killed and buried near his last known location. His case remains unsolved.

    Traylor's mother died in March 2002, nearly 14 years after her son disappeared

    Investigating Agencies
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation

    Charley Project

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    Detectives look for new leads in 25-year-old case of missing Phoenix boy

    Myron Traylor would turn 38 this year, but nearly 25 years ago, he disappeared without a trace. It’s a case that captured the community’s attention and continues to raise questions, decades later.


    Although no one has been arrested, police say they do have an investigative lead in convicted killer Gettus Mintz. Police say Mintz was Myron's mother's boyfriend at the time of the teen's disappearance.

    Mintz is currently in prison, after he was convicted of stabbing and killing another woman in 2009.

    Detectives have tried to interview him about Traylor’s case, but haven’t succeeded. However, police say they consider him a person of interest.

    More: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Detecti...190326841.html

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    May 2012

    Myron Traylor: Valley 13-year-old went missing 25 years ago


    After seeing the story of the three missing women rescued from the Cleveland home, she said it gives her hope that, perhaps, Myron is alive.

    “It’s been so long,” she said as tears fell from her face. “We need to know.”

    Both of Myron’s parents have died since his disappearance.
    video & more at link

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    Myron Traylor Still Missing Without a Trace 27 Years Later
    Cold Case Spotlight
    Jul 24 2015, 6:10 pm ET

    According to a 1991 Phoenix News Times column, an employee remembers Myron ordering a wild-cherry drink and gulping it down in an instant. He ordered another, then headed back in the direction of his grandparents' home.
    The case attracted attention across the county in the years after Myron vanished. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children stated they estimate Myron's photo has been circulated or seen by 40 million homes nationwide. This has not led to a break in his case, with rumors swirling as to what became of the young man.
    More at link.

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