Family remembers Taylor Robinson two years after she disappeared

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AKRON - It has now been two years since a young Akron woman went missing and was later found dead. Police continue to try to find out what happened to Taylor Robinson. 

“I told her I loved her.  And, I told her I would see her in the morning.  She said 'ok, I love you.'”  Carmella Rucker said that was two years ago and the last time she saw her daughter.  When she went to pick up Taylor from her overnight home healthcare job, she wasn’t there.  “I knew she didn't just wander off.  I knew something was wrong,” Rucker said.

In the days that followed, family and friends searched for the 19-year-old woman.  Then four months later, two hikers came upon her remains in a wooded area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Boston Township. "Who could have done that to her and why?   Why did you feel it was necessary to do that to her?" Rucker wonders.

Investigators have never disclosed how Taylor died.  And Rucker cannot bear to think what happened to her daughter.

Akron police have investigated leads, but still have not identified who is responsible for Taylor’s death.  "And, I still don't know who did this.  All I ask, I just want somebody to just to help us," Rucker asked.

Rucker prays that help and information the police need comes soon, as she approaches her third Mother’s Day without answers and without her daughter. "Taylor was my first born.  So, she was the reason I was able to celebrate Mother's Day.  She's the reason I became a mom.   So, it's kind of hard to celebrate that day when my reason is gone,” she said while wiping away tears.

In addition to the Akron Police, the FBI is also investigating the case of Taylor Robinson. The Summit County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for her death. Anyone with information can call 1-330-434-COPS.

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