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missing joseph taylorMATTAWAN, Mich. (April 26, 2014) — Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department needs your help locating Joseph Daniel Taylor, 17, last seen at 48601 24th Street, in Antwerp Twp. around 6:30 p.m. on April 21.

On that day, Sheriff Dale R. Gribler said that Deputy Loren Tarner responded to that location because Taylor had gotten into an argument with his mother and left. Several hours passed and the teen did not return, police added. Taylor’s parents are concerned for his well-being because he is on prescribed medications that he is supposed to take daily and he did not take them when he left, or even a change of clothing, authorities added.

Joseph Taylor was last seen wearing blue jeans, black sweatshirt and a pink t-shirt. He is 5’10 inches tall weighing 155 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call (269)657-3101 or any other law enforcement agency.


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  • LauriTaylor68

    I am Joseph's mom. Joseph is special needs child and being out on his own for this long would be very difficult for him. He would also have on a camouflage jacket over the clothing listed in the article. He would most likely be walking with head down as this is a normal for him. He does have a mild speed impairment. Please keep a lookout for him!!!

  • tracyd112

    Why did it take this long to get out to the media? I hope he is found safe and unharmed .I will never understand how some missing persons get out right away and others like this one it takes 5 days before anything is said. When a special needs child teen or adult goes missing I believe people in that area should be made aware of it so they may be found asap. Prayers for the boy and his Family that he is found safe !

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