Myron Timell Traylor
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
DOB: Oct 1, 1974
Age At Time Of Disappearance: 13
Missing: Jul 27, 1988
Height: 5'5" (165cm)
Weight: 106lbs (48kg)
Details of Disappearance
Myron Timell Traylor is shown age progressed to 36 years. Myron was last seen around 6:00pm walking with his mother in Phoenix, Arizona on July 27, 1988. He was wearing red and white striped shirt, blue and white print shorts and white sneakers. He also has a ½ inch scar on the right side of his head.
On the day he went missing, Myron and his mother walked from their home to his grandparents’ house. His home is about one half block from his grandparents’ home on east Pecan Rd. They were to do laundry at the home and Myron had a bag of laundry with him at the time of his disappearance. While on their way, Myron decided to stop at a nearby stand called OK Fish-N-Chips, which is located at 16th St. and Southern Avenue, to get a soft drink. His mother decided to walk ahead and meet up with Myron at his grandparent’s house. He never made it.
A possible suspect in the case turned out to be Myron’s mother’s former boyfriend. Due to lack of evidence he was never charged in the case. The former boyfriend was one of four witnesses that saw Myron at the OK Fish-N-Chips that evening. Investigators have said the former boyfriend was involved with drugs in 1988 and that Myron may have confronted the former boyfriend about his involvement with drugs after seeing him at the stand. Myron’s aunt also stated the former boyfriend wore a sling shortly after Myron’s disappearance. The former boyfriend claimed he got the injury from a dog bite.
Hope came to Myron’s case in 1991 when investigators received a letter that claimed Myron was buried on a private property near 24th Street and Jones Avenue in Phoenix. Officials searched the area but there was no sign of Myron or any other evidence. Although there was no evidence found law enforcement believes Myron was killed and buried nearby the area he went missing.
There is no other information in the case of Myron. In 2002, 14 years after his disappearance, Myron’s mother died. Myron’s case is listed as a Non-Family Abduction. If you have any information on the case of Myron Timell Traylor please contact The Phoenix Police Department (Arizona) – Missing Persons Detail or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
The Phoenix Police Department (Arizona) – Missing Persons Detail
(602) 261-8042 (daytime) or (602) 262-6141 (nighttime)
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
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