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Erin Rebecca Taylor

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Erin Taylor, age 24
Marquette, Michigan

Erin Rebecca Taylor, age 24, of 1741 Wright Street, Marquette, Michigan, worked as a temporary secretary at the Upper Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette.

She was last seen by co-workers on August 11, 2000.

Erin's badly-decomposed body was found by a Marquette County Sheriff's deputy while he was investigating off-road-vehicle complaints on August 20, 2000.

Her body was located about 100 yards north of County Road 492, near the site of the Lewis Henry Morgan historical marker, about 1.5 miles east of M-35, in Marquette County's Negaunee Township.

A subsequent autopsy revealed Erin had been murdered. She was reportedly strangled in her home, before her body was dumped along CR 492, the ligature still in place around her neck.

She was identified using dental records.

Erin's death was investigated by a task force of officers, investigators, and specialists from several Marquette County-area law enforcement agencies.

To date, no suspect(s) have been arrested in her murder.

 

 


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$5,000 Reward for Tips

 
  Erin Taylor, age 24
Marquette, Michigan

Bonnie Dowd, Erin Taylor's best friend and dedicated victim's advocate, is offering up to a $5,000 reward—donated by Michael Neiger, Lead Investigator with Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR) of Marquette—for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her murder.

If you have any information about the disappearance or death of Erin Taylor, please e-mail it to JusticeForErinTaylor@gmail.com.


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News Media Archive

  Woman missing, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Foul play suspected in case of missing woman, by Bud Sargent, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Body found may be missing woman, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Murder investigation: Police search for woman's killer, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Suspects lacking in woman's murder, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Murder investigation getting help from experts, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Suspect search narrowed in murder, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Murder probe continues, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Murder probe clears 6 suspects, by Bud Sargent, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Suspects cleared in murder case, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Ex-Madison woman found slain in Michigan, by Beth Williams, 2000 Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin)
  Potential witnesses sought by police, by Bud Sargent, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Experts consulted in murder probe, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  4 murders unrelated, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Police say they have videotape of murder suspect, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Officials have prime suspects in murder, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Police execute warrants in Taylor case, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
     
  Police: No new murder clues, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Marquette woman's murder still unsolved, by James Lake, 2000 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  "Just doing my job" Detective excels in post she strived for, by Bud Sargent, circa-2002 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Taylor murder marks 1 year, by James Lake, 2001 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  2-year-old murder case dogs detectives, by Bud Sargent, 2002 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Erin Taylor remembered, by Bud Sargent, 2003 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Murder case is 5 years old: Erin Taylor remembered, by Steve Brownlee, 2005 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Taylor investigation remains open, by Steve Brownlee, 2006Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Seven years later, Taylor remembered, 2007 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  It was murder, by John Pepin, 2008 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  9 years ago today: A friend fondly recalls Erin Taylor, by Johanna Boyle, 2009 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Woman found dead 11 years ago today: Police recharge investigation of Erin Taylor murder, by John Pepin, 2011 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Who killed Erin Taylor? by Abbey Hauswirth, 2013 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  An unsolved mystery: Open homicide case in Marquette haunts friend of deceased, by Mary Wardell, 2014 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Erin Taylor cold case: 15 years ago, Erin Taylor was murdered and dumped in a wooded area off County Road 492. Now, City Police are reporting a potential break in the case, by Kelsie Thompson, 2015 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Website created, reward offered in unsolved Erin Taylor murder case, by Kelsie Thompson, 08-20-16 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
  Seeking Justice for Erin, by Corey Kelly, 08-21-17 Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan)
     

 


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8.5-by-11-inch Information-Wanted Poster

 
  Erin Taylor's 8.5-by-11-inch Information-Wanted Poster: PDF or JPEG.

To download an 8.5-by-11-inch full-color Information-Wanted Poster for Erin Taylor, click PDF, or JPEG and then drag the image on to your desktop, or right click on the image and save it to your computer.


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Social-Media-Friendly Graphics

To download a social-media-friendly Information-Wanted graphic for Erin Taylor, click here, and then drag the image on to your desktop, or right click on the image and save it to your computer.  
    Erin Taylor's social-media-friendly Information-Wanted Graphic
     
To download a social-media-friendly Ribbon for Erin Taylor, click small or big, and then drag the image on to your desktop, or right click on the image and save it to your computer.  
   

Erin Taylor's social-media-friendly Ribbon:
small or big

     
To download a social-media-friendly Badge for Erin Taylor, click here, and then drag the image on to your desktop, or right click on the image and save it to your computer.  
    Erin Taylor's social-media-friendly Badge

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In Loving Memory

 
 
Poem text by Esther "Sue" Bingham, Bonnie Dowd's Mother

Thank you for taking the time to visit Erin Taylor's Investigative Web site.

If you know something, please say something, today! E-mail your tip to JusticeForErinTaylor@gmail.com. Thank you.

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Team MibSAR

 
   
 

Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR),
Long Range Special
Operations Group (LRSOG)
www.MibSAR.com
Marquette, Michigan
United States

   
 
   
 

The founder of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR), Michael Neiger of Marquette, Michigan is the lead investigator with MibSAR's Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG)

E-mail Michael Neiger

A 26-year veteran Detective/Sergeant with the Michigan State Police, Michael holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University, and is a certified SAR Crew Leader (SAR TECH I) — the top, field-deployable, search-and-rescue certification offered by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)

   
 

The design and hosting of this missing-person web site, $5,000 reward, Presque Isle's Black Rocks Cove photo, and associated social-media-friendly graphics, are courtesy of Michael Neiger — Lead Investigator with Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR).

MibSAR is a small, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) based along the south shore of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. LRSOG search-and-recovery operators are dedicated to investigating select unsolved missing-person cases and homicide cold cases in the remote bush between the Great Lakes in northern Michigan, USA, and the Arctic Ocean’s Lower Hudson Bay in Ontario, Canada.

 

MibSAR is a FEMA NIMS ICS document- compliant SAR Team

 

An independent, volunteer investigator, Michael Neiger holds, or has held, memberships in the following professional organizations:

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)
 
International Society of Professional Trackers (ISPT)
 
International Association of Cold Case Investigators (IACCI)
 
International Crime Scene Investigators Association (ICSIA)
 
International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA)
 
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
 
International Association for Identification (IAI)
 
All of Michael Neiger's searches, investigations, work products, and other services
are provided free of charge to victims, their families, and law enforcement agencies.

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