TBI & SCSO investigators search home of woman missing more than two months

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI are at the home of Taquila Hayes Monday, who has been missing for more than two months.

Taquila Hayes search update.https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/scso-investigators-search-home-of-woman-missing-more-than-two-months/

Posted by Local Memphis on Monday, August 19, 2019

The SCSO tweeted Monday morning: “SCSO investigators are on the scene on Starcross Avenue searching the home of Taquila Hayes. Investigators are looking for clues in connection with her disappearance. SCSO is still asking for anyone with information about the disappearance of Taquila Hayes to contact 222-5600.”

A Local 24 News crew also spotted a TBI investigative unit at the scene Monday, and say they saw a car being towed. The TBI sent this statement: “Our role is limited, but I can confirm TBI Special Agent/Forensic Scientists are assisting the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in the search for evidence in connection to the disappearance of Taquila Hayes.”

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the last day Hayes reported to her job at Methodist Hospital was May 21. Her family claims the last time her husband saw her was June 8. 

Hayes’ family said they became worried when they found out she wasn’t present at her son’s birthday in early August, which is something they say she would never miss.

Taquila Hayes missing person investigation update.https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/scso-investigators-search-home-of-woman-missing-more-than-two-months/

Posted by Local Memphis on Monday, August 19, 2019

Roberta Nutall is Hayes’ mother and filed the missing person report Friday, August 9th, after she learned no one had seen her daughter in more than two months.

“I just don’t have any hope after everything I’ve heard and gotten,” Nutall said. “I don’t think my daughter is alive.”

Local 24 News learned last week that police reports from 2012 show missing woman, Taquila Hayes, filed a domestic violence report against her husband. 

In the report, Hayes said she and her husband were separated at the time, so he asked if they could meet to discuss something about their son. She claims he did not want to go through with a divorce that she was seeking, so he slapped and choked her until she was able to get away.

Her family is worried that something violent could have happened right before she disappeared. 

Samantha Henderson is Hayes’ sister and claims Hayes’ husband lied to her about her sister’s whereabouts. 

“I said you lied,” Henderson said. “You know I kept asking about her. You lied. And I said when is the last time you seen my sister? He stated the first week in June.”

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