AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen.
Taylor Robinson, 19, of Akron, was last seen late Friday night, May 3, when she was dropped off at a residence in the 700 block of Kipling Avenue for her job as an overnight home health aide.
Taylor’s mother, Carmilla Robinson, told NewsChannel5 she went to pick up her daughter Saturday morning but when the client's mother returned in the morning, Taylor was not at the residence. The client’s mother told Carmilla the client was left alone.
“The only thing that was in the home of Taylor’s was her shoes and her coat - and she [client’s mother] gave me her shoes and her coat and I haven't heard anything from her since,” said Taylor’s mother Carmilla Robinson, tearing as she spoke about the last two days.
Robinson told NewsChannel5 all calls and text messages to the 19-year-old have gone unanswered. She also noted there has been no activity in Taylor’s bank account.
Carmilla Robinson described her daughter as always working and not a young lady to be hanging out a lot.
“I just want her home. This is so unlike her. She didn't show up for work, she has two jobs, she didn't show up for her first job, she didn't call off and that’s so unlike her that's out of her character, that's not what she does,” said Carmilla Robinson.
“If anybody heard anything, seen her or whatever, we don't care, you can remain anonymous…we need her to contact us as soon as possible, everybody out here’s going crazy,” said Taylor’s step-father, Jeff Rucker.
Employees with Hands of Care, who Taylor worked for as a home health aide, were out Sunday helping the family distribute flyers.
Executive Agency Director, Ly Tiffany Jennings, told NewsChannel5 Taylor has been working with them for about a month now.
“It's taken me by shock because um, all the information that, you know, I was told about her when she first started and her working for us just these past several weeks, you know it's just seems like it's out of character. This is not something that she would regularly do,” said the Executive Agency Director.
Taylor Robinson is described to be a black female, about 5’03”, 150 lbs., and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gray leggings (pants). She had her hair in a ponytail and a white and black bandana around her head.
Her mother told NewsChannel5, Taylor also has a scar on her left check and a notable tattoo on her leg, with six stars and her name. Another tattoo on her back was said to be a bow with a small skull in the middle.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Taylor Robinson is asked to contact the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or the Missing Person Unit at 330-375-2530.
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