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New search comes up empty for missing Cordova woman Taquila Hayes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Despite hours of manpower and miles of terrain covered, a search Tuesday failed to uncover new clues about a Cordova w...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Despite hours ofmanpower and miles of terrain covered, a search Tuesday failed to uncover newclues about a Cordova woman who disappeared several months ago.

According to the missing woman’s family, Taquila Hayes’husband told them he last saw her June 8th. Her mother reported her missing inAugust, after Hayes missed her son’s birthday.

Tuesday, more than 60 members of the Shelby County Sheriff’sOffice and several search dogs worked a four-mile area around Dexter Rd. andLenow Rd., not far from Hayes’ home.

A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office video showed those searchteams moving through the wooded area slowly and effectively, hoping for abreakthrough in the months long missing persons case.

“We are looking for any clues that will lead us in thedirection of where she may be,” Capt. Anthony Buckner with the Shelby CountySheriff’s Office said.

That’s what brought search team to a four-mile long, quarter-milewide area starting Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. and ending about 1:00 p.m.

That search radius is about a mile or so from Hayes’ Cordovasubdivision, where last month, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation teams carriedout several items from her home for review.

“This is near her home, we thought it would be alogical place to search,” Capt. Buckner said.

Authorities maintain the case is still active, but they alsodesperately need new facts to emerge.

“We don’t have any suspects at this time, and we areonce again leaning on the public to submit any kind of tip information thatthey may have,” Capt. Buckner said.

Investigators continue to speak sporadically with TaquilaHayes’ husband.

If you know of any relevant information about this case, youare asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.