The Doe Network:
Case File 40DMAZ

1 2 Age-Progression
Left and Center: Traylor, circa 1988; Right: Age-progressed to age 36 (circa 2011)

Myron Timell Traylor
Missing since July 27, 1988 from Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 1, 1974
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5; 106 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: An 1/2 inch scar on the right side of his head.
  • Clothing: Red/white striped shirt, white shorts with blue print, white sneakers.
  • DNA: Available

  • Circumstances of Disappearance
    Traylor was walking to his grandparents' house with his mother in Phoenix, Arizona on July 27, 1988. His grandparents' residence was located on East Pecan Road, approximately one-half block from Traylor's family's home. Traylor stopped at OK Fish-N-Chips, which was located on 16th Street and Southern Avenue, to purchase a soft drink while his mother continued ahead. He was last seen at approximately 18:00 outside the stand after purchasing a soda. Traylor has never been heard from again.
    He was carrying a bag of dirty laundry at the time of his disappearance; Traylor planned to wash the clothes at his grandparents' home.
    Authorities said that Traylor's mother's former boyfriend was the only suspect in his disappearance. The man has never been charged in connection with the case due to a lack of evidence. He was one of the four witnesses who saw Traylor at OK Fish-N-Chips the evening of his disappearance.

    If you have any information on Traylor's case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department

    You may remain anonymous if you wish.

    Agency Case Number: 88097415

    NCMEC #: NCMC601924

    NCIC Number:
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Arizona Republic

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