New search comes up empty for missing Cordova woman Taquila Hayes


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Despite hours of manpower and miles of terrain covered, a search Tuesday failed to uncover new clues 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 in August, after Hayes missed her son’s birthday.

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

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

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

That’s what brought search team to a four-mile long, quarter-mile wide 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’ Cordova subdivision, where last month, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation teams carried out several items from her home for review.

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

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

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

Investigators continue to speak sporadically with Taquila Hayes’ husband.

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

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