WV WV - Charles Taylor, 35, blind, mental illness, Williamson, 20 Sept 2020

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  1. JerseyGirl

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    Police say there is no sign of foul play in Taylor’s disappearance, but they are concerned since he does not have his medication.

    Police announced the effort to find Charles Taylor, 35, will begin Wednesday morning.

    Taylor, who is blind and suffers from a mental illness, hasn’t been seen since Sept. 20.

    All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate. If you wish to help, you’re asked to arrive at WPD headquarters by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    Police say they’re reaching out to the community to help find Taylor. Along with Williamson officers, West Virginia State Police troopers and Mingo County Sheriff’s deputies will help in the search. Williamson Mayor Charles Hatfield also will participate.

    UPDATE | Search party organized for missing Williamson man
     


  2. KatzEye

    KatzEye Well-Known Member

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    Search continues for missing Williamson man

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  3. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    UPDATE | Search party organized for missing Williamson man
    Update 9/29/20 @ 3:50 p.m.

    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A search party is being organized in Williamson to help find a man who’s been missing more than a week.

    The Williamson Police Department (WPD) made that announcement Tuesday, saying the effort to find Charles Taylor, 35, will begin Wednesday morning.

    Taylor, who is blind and suffers from a mental illness, hasn’t been seen since Sept. 20.

    Police say they’re reaching out to the community to help find Taylor. Along with Williamson officers, West Virginia State Police troopers and Mingo County Sheriff’s deputies will help in the search. Williamson Mayor Charles Hatfield also will participate.

    All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate. If you wish to help, you’re asked to arrive at WPD headquarters by 10 a.m. Wednesday.
     
  4. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    oh my goodness
    where could he be?
    at a friends? at a shelter? at a hospital?
    I hope he's at least indoors somewhere
     
  5. TatianaBarbie

    TatianaBarbie Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, Charles is still missing. There is some new information in this article:

    Williamson man still missing after community search effort

    Some key points:
    • Reported missing by Charles' girlfriend
    • There was a security tape of Charles leaving the Williamson Towers alone, according to Charles' sister.
    • Charles lives near the highway and some wooded areas.
    • Charles has been off his medicine since Sept 2, 2020, according to the sheriff, who consulted with Charles' doctor.
    • Sheriff doesn't think Charles is a threat to anyone else, that Charles is perhaps a Charles is a "danger to himself."
    • Charles' sister gives some additional info in the article about what kind of person Charles is--follow link for more info.
     
  6. Andieinsyd

    Andieinsyd Well-Known Member

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    Hope he’s ok and found soon.
     
  7. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    • has a mental illness and has been off his medication
    • probably would not be a good idea to interact with him
    • one of seven children
    • an “introvert” - few friends in the Williamson area
    • attends a local church
    • is not an aggressive person, he just can’t see
    • really, really totally out of his character
    • stays in contact...no matter what is going on
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  8. bombardier

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    Very worried about how close he is to Tug Fork river, only separated by the train tracks. On Google they look busy and hard to cross but I guess it depends how many trains are parked there at the time.
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  9. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    No updates on Charles' location. Hopefully Williamson PD will plan another search soon.

    Williamson Police Department
    30 Sep 2020

    The WPD would like to thank all of the volunteers who showed their support today in assisting with the search for Charles "Chuck" Taylor. Thank you to all of the local agencies Williamson Fire Dept., Belfry Fire Dept., MCSO, and local news outlets as well as community leaders for their support.
    If anyone has any information regarding Mr. Taylor's whereabouts, please contact us immediately.
     
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  10. StarEyes

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    There’s so many possibilities just with his blindness. I’m blind/partially sighted in WV. I don’t live very close to Williamson, though. Does anyone know if he used and took a straight cane? That’s what we (vision impaired) use to either supplement or take the place of our vision. It doesn’t sound like he had a seeing eye dog. (I may have missed that info, though.) If I’m in an area that I have walked a lot, I don’t always use my cane. Example: walking my dog around the apt complex several times/day; walking to my dr’s office right across the street.) My worry is when we have our canes, it’s obvious that we are vision impaired/blind to anyone who sees us. It marks you as a vulnerable person, easier to attack, rob, etc. Many people assume you’re totally blind, but blind ranges from legal blindness (20/200) down. I also have mental illness. I’m very strict about taking my meds every day. I wonder why he had stopped taking his? It’s a common practice for people who have depression, bipolar, etc to stop taking the meds when they feel better. I’ve done that long ago with my bipolar, and landed in the psych hospital after a failed suicide attempt. That’s what I worry about with Charles; too. I go for walks in the dark often because there’s less traffic and noise. I mean, it’s not like I can see much anyway. Woods makes me feel calm. I wonder if that’s where he went. Traffic can throw vision impaired people off. We listen to see if we hear a vehicle and at which direction. I suck at that, and have walked out in front of a few cars. I always worry for any disabled person missing. It scares the crap out of me because I know how vulnerable we are.
    JMO
     
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  11. StarEyes

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    I found a post in a Missing Person group on fb, posted 2-3 days ago. Idk if that’s allowed on here or not, so I won’t link it. He IS still missing, though. So sad.:(
    JMO
     
  12. dms

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    Great perspective, StarEyes, though this makes me nervous for you! If you were close to Charleston we could meet and ramble around.
     
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  13. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    This update has many comments along with additional replies from WPD.
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    8 Dec
    UPDATE: CHARLES "CHUCK" TAYLOR
    The WPD is aware of the social media accounts related to the disappearance of Charles "Chuck" Taylor. We urge the public to not rely on Facebook, Tik Tok etc. for accurate information. The WPD, as well as surrounding agencies, are treating this case as top priority and have been working diligently to find Mr. Taylor. We have followed all potential leads, conducted numerous interviews, assisted with polygraph examinations, and conducted several searches in an effort to find Mr. Taylor. At this time, no human remains have been found.

    We have obtained evidence which has been forwarded to the WV Crime Lab for DNA testing that may be related to the disappearance of Mr. Taylor, although, it is too early at this time to say for certain. Pending results from the lab, this case continues to be considered a missing person and no arrests have been made. The WPD as well as surrounding agencies continue to follow any and all leads pertaining to Mr. Taylor.

    Please follow this page for any additional updates. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Mr. Taylor, please contact the WPD.
     
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    I wonder what the evidence that's being DNA tested is if no human remains were found and he left his residence of his own volition...
     
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    Williamson Police Department
    23 Dec 2020
    UPDATE
    Re: Missing Man Williamson WV (Charles Chuck Taylor)
    The WPD is following up on several leads, and is currently looking for a person of interest Rhonda Johnson. Johnson last known location was around the Ohio area. If anyone has any information on her whereabouts please contact the WPD at 304-235-2570 Thank you
     

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