Joan Penderell Taylor
Taylor, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 11/25/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/04/1940 (81)
Age at the time of disappearance: 63 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark green rain parka, dark green rain pants and silver Nike hiking boots.
Medical conditions : Taylor suffers from depression, a compulsive disorder, and dementia. She is required to take medication for her conditions.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Taylor left her home on Jacoby Creek Road in Arcata, California during the evening hours of November 25, 2003. She was last seen walking up the road, near Echo Lane, in a heavily wooded area. She was carrying holly branches at the time. Her boyfriend reported her missing twenty minutes later.
Taylor has never been heard from again; extensive searches have failed to find any tEthnicity : of her. She is considered to be endangered due to her Medical conditions : , and her friends fear she may have committed suicide or met with foul play.
Other information and links : ncy
Humboldt County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Arcata Eye
The Times Standard
The North Coast Journal
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2004. April 18, 2006; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.