Volunteers to Missing Girl’s Parents: ‘You’re Not Alone’

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By Allison Brown

Taylor Robinson was last seen 5/3
Taylor Robinson was last seen 5/3

AKRON, Ohio -- The disappearance of a 19-year-old girl has moved people in Akron to take action.

Taylor Robinson has been missing for six weeks, and that's why concerned parents, friends, even strangers came together on Saturday afternoon to help find her.

They left no stone unturned, as they began the afternoon at Arlington Plaza, then split off to search through other Akron areas.

"Somebody had to go look for this child," said Tim Henney, one of the organizers of the search.

"We want the family to know you're not in this by yourself, you're not in it alone," said Eena Jones, another organizer.

The group of searchers, about 75 in all, were noticed by their yellow vests and kind hearts.

Fox 8 caught up with one group who was searching in a wooded area near Glendale Cemetery.

"My heart goes out to the family. I can't imagine what the mom is going through, she's not sleeping every night," Henney said.

Many in the community are hoping and praying Taylor comes home safe and sound.

Back on May 3, her mother, Carmilla, dropped the teen off at a house on a Kipling Street.  She was there reporting for a job as a health home aide.

Sadly, that was the last time Carmilla saw her daughter. She tells Fox 8 she has more questions than answers at this point.

"There's nothing she said out of the ordinary when I dropped her off, and all I keep hearing her voice say is OK, I love you, I'll see you in the morning," Taylor's mother said.

Taylor's disappearance has frustrated and saddened many in the community.  The outpouring of support has touched the grieving family.

"They treat Taylor as if she is theirs and they are looking for their own," said Carmilla Robinson. "I just want to say thank you and just know how grateful we really, really are."

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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