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In Search of Patricia Lynn Taylor

Missing since August 31, 1981

Unfound Podcast

Big THANK YOU to Ed Dentzel for the interview conducted and aired on his Unfound Podcast this month. It was a great way to end another year of searching and a great way to start the new year with another fresh outlet containing Patty’s story. Ed and I spoke earlier this month about her story and he is aware of a lot of the details surrounding Patty’s home life and her life in state care. He was sensitive in his interview to allow me the ability to share those details the way I saw fit and was glad to just interview me for my part in this journey. There have been so many other interviewers who wanted to focus only on the most dramatic parts of the story for ratings and involve other family members against my wishes -and theirs- to be a part of their rendition of what happened. Ed was truly professional and empathetic to what it has meant to me to be searching so hard for someone I’ve never met and I am just so thankful for him. Please find below the link to the interview and I encourage anyone who is interested in the missing to further explore the other cases he has covered.

Patricia Taylor: The Runaway

 

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Thank you Lamar

Live Billboard

Thanks to Lamar Advertising we have a billboard up in Tulsa! The billboard has been running in the empty space between other ads since the new year. I am grateful for their kindness and willingness to put this up in support of our search. I went to see it in person and the video is contained in the link up above.

Patsi’s last known whereabouts were at the Tulsa at the Tulsa Girl’s Group Home at 6508 S Peoria Tulsa, OK (which is no longer there) and she was last seen on August 31, 1981. If you have any information please contact me via this page, TPD at 918-596-9222, or me- April Vorndran (sister) at 405-537-5428. You may remain anonymous.

The picture shown above are the four of us remaining siblings. From top left: Frank Cornelius, top right- Misty (Cornelius) Ancira, bottom left- Loritha (Taylor) Scott, bottom right- Me, April (Gentry) Vorndran. WE LOVE YOU AND WANT TO WELCOME YOU BACK HOME.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. OUR STORY video

OUR STORY video via NCMEC

The Truth Shall Set You Free

There is one thing that is becoming abundantly clear- there is so much more to your story than I have ever known. But there are some things that were known and never shared and I will get to the bottom of it all.

Your records have answers. They have dates, photos, reports, and insights about you. The records hold information about your weight, height, and hair color, but it is so much more than that. I’ve learned more about where you were and what you have been through. It makes me that much more sad about it all, and that much angrier at the circumstances.

There are those of us that love you and want justice and peace. There is a place for love and togetherness if it is wanted. Rightfully so, there will need to be steps taken to restore a life with you if I can ever find you. Until then I will fight for the truth. You are my sister and I will never stop searching for you.

God’s Lost Children

Lost Children

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance:

  • Date of Birth: November 23, 1965
  • Missing Since: August 31, 1981 from Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Age:  15 years old 
  • Height and Weight: 5’4 – 5’8, 110 – 120 lbs. 
  • Physical Characteristics: Red/Auburn hair, green eyes. Patricia has a freckled complexion, a birthmark on her right knee in the shape of a small circle, and a scar on her right thigh. She had braces on her teeth at the time of her disappearance. She had an “S” tattoo on her right arm. Her nicknames are Patsi and Patty. 

Disappearance

Patricia was born in California. In 1979, she was sent to live with relatives in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She was later sent back to Oklahoma, where she resided at the Canadian County Shelter from May 1979 to June 1979. From June 1979 to September 1979, she resided at the Lloyd E Rader Center. From September 1979 to September 1980, she resided at the Owasso Baptist Children’s Home. From September 1980 to June 1981, she resided at the Whitaker Orphanage. From June 1981 to July 1981, she resided at Taft’s Children’s Home. From July 1981 to August 1981, she resided at the Tulsa Girls Group Home when she ran away. In 1994, Patricia’s family received an official letter from DHS stating she’d never been adopted out. There has been no indication of Patricia’s whereabouts since.

Patricia’s family is still searching for her. Her case remains unsolved.

Patricia Taylor’s age progressed photo

Picture

This is an age progressed photo showing how Patricia would look as an adult.
Patricia will be 51 years old on November 23, 2016.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Tulsa Police Department (918-596-9222)

North America Missing Persons Network

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1, 1980 from Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 23, 1965
  • Age: 14
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Patricia’s eyes are Hazel/Green
    and has freckles
  • DNA: Available
  • Tulsa County Case Number: 073253, Tulsa County 2015-073253
  • NCMEC Number: 1259247

Details of Disappearance
Patty was sent to live with family in North Dakota, then brought back to Oklahoma to El Reno. From there she was in the care of Owasso Children’s Baptist home and the last record they have of her was that she was going from them into Tulsa Oklahaoma DHS custody. We do have an official letter from DHS from 1994 when family was searching then, stating that she’d never been adopted out. That is the last known whereabouts. Patricia has been missing since January 1, 1980. Her date of last contact is an approximate.


Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Tulsa Police Department (Oklahoma)
Detective Margaret Loveall
1-918-596-9222

OR
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE – LOST)


Source Information
NCMEC
NamUs

North America Missing Persons Network

The Doe Network

Doe Network

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Name: Patricia Lynn Taylor
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 31, 1981
Location Last Seen: Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Physical Description

Date of Birth: November 23, 1965
Age: 14 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 110-lbs.
Hair Color: Red/Auburn
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has freckles and red hair.

Identifiers

Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Patty was sent to live with family in North Dakota, then brought back to Oklahoma to El Reno. From there she was in the care of Owasso Children’s Baptist home and the last record they have of her was that she was going from them into Tulsa Oklahaoma DHS custody. We do have an official letter from DHS from 1994, stating that she’d never been adopted out. That is her last known whereabouts.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Tulsa Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Margaret Loveall
Agency Phone Number: 918-596-9222
Agency E-Mail: tpdmissingpersons@cityoftulsa.org
Agency Case Number: 073253

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 31371

Information Source(s)

Namus
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Facebook

Admin Notes

Added: 4/20/2016; Last Updated: 4/20/2016 

Missing.org

 

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Missing

Last seen alive: January 01, 1980

Circumstances: Patty was sent to live with family in North Dakota, then brought back to Oklahoma to El Reno. From there she was in the care of Owasso Children’s Baptist home and the last record they have of her was that she was going from them into Tulsa Oklahaoma DHS custody. We do have an official letter from DHS from 1994 when family was searching then, stating that she’d never been adopted out. That is the last known whereabouts.
First Name: Patricia Lynn
Middle Name: Lynn
Last Name: Taylor

Details

Age When Last Known Alive: 14
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 64.0 to
Weight: 110.0 to

Location

City: Tulsa
State: Oklahoma
County: Tulsa

Appearance

Hair: Red/Auburn
Eye: Hazel
Other Distinctive: Freckles and red hair.

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PATRICIA LYNN TAYLOR

14-15 (at disappearance)

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

Missing Since:  1980

Sex:  Female

Race:  Caucasian

Height:  5’5

Weight:  120 Lbs.

Hair Color:  Red/Auburn

Eye Color:  Green

Marks, Scars or Tattoos:  Freckles

Clothing or Jewelry:

Build Description:

Summary of Disappearance:

Patty was sent to live with family in North Dakota at the end of 1978 to about June of ’79 and then brought back to El Reno, OK. From there she was in the care of Owasso Children’s Baptist Home. Their last record of her in was from 1979-80. She was then transferred into the custody of Tulsa Oklahoma DHS custody. In 1994 another sibling registered with DHS Adoption Reunion Registry to try to make contact but received a notice stating Patty was never adopted out.

As of today Patty’s info is registered with NamUs. She also has a NCMEC case number and family are waiting for her information to be uploaded onto their website. An age progressed photo has also been developed. There is a missing persons report filed in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  DNA from family is being processed by the University of North Texas for a compare.  If unsuccessful, it will then be run through CODIS.

 

Age Progressed Photo from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:

 

Patty

 

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Patricia Lynn Taylor is asked to contact:

Tulsa Police Department

Margarett Loveall

918-596-9222

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