Family Still Searching for Missing Akron Teen

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AKRON, Ohio -- A family 40 miles south of Cleveland is hoping it will be able to experience the joy of finding a missing loved one.

Taylor Robinson, 19, of Akron, has been missing for more than a week. A flyer with information about the teen is posted outside her East Archwood Avenue home in the hopes of finding her.

Her step-father Jeff Rucker said Taylor was a good teenager who worked two jobs and went to school.

“Unlike her to just to disappear on her own, that's not in her nature. She has never been a runaway or nothing like that.” Rucker said.

He also said she had a very close relationship with her mother and would tell her everything.

Taylor Robinson was last seen on Friday, May 3. Her mother had dropped her off at a home on Kipling Street on Akron’s East Side for her overnight shift as a home health aide. When she went in the morning to pick her up, Taylor was gone.

“It was a little bit after 7, and she wasn't there. The only thing that was there was her jacket, her coat and her shoes,” Rucker said.

Rucker spent another day Saturday passing out flyers in the neighborhood, hoping that someone has seen Taylor. He said he will continue to do that until she comes home.

Akron Councilman Ken Jones said there has been a week-long community effort to find the missing teenager.

"The community has had several different gatherings, people passing out flyers and going in search of her. I know our fine police department is looking diligently as well,” said Jones.

The FBI is also assisting in the search for Taylor. Authorities and her family are asking for the public's help in finding her.

"Every day that goes by, gets harder and harder,” said Rucker.

Anyone with information about Taylor Robinson’s whereabouts is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490 or the Missing Person Unit at 330-375-2530.

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