UPDATE 3/1/16 – Taylor has been found! She was located in the area called “Hotel Circle” which is in the Mission Valley area (mid city) of San Diego.
“Taylor is distraught and confused but safe!!! While I know everyone including me would love all the details/the most important thing is she is now safe!! Please understand right now Chris just wants to be with Taylor and Tay just wants to be with her mom and Billy ! It’s a very emotional time… From all of us – thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us with everything -you all are the reason she is found!!! I promise the more I hear I will share!” — Posted by Chris.
UPDATE 3/1/16 – Talked with Taylor’s mom, Chris and she said they were driving to San Diego today, and possible going to the Shelter Island area. I will be checking to see if they will be putting together a voluntary search. In the meantime, many people in San Diego have been helping by posting flyers. In particular is Kara Walker who placed “40 fliers in downtown San Diego on the trolley tracks, down to the train station. And all the news stations vans in front of the court house.” Now that was clever, Kara. Matthew Gray’s father posted he told Taylor not to travel with Matthew as he has other mental breakdown episodes in the past.
Original story: Taylor Shiflet, 19, aka Laurita Taylor aka Taylor Laurita traveled to San Diego with her boyfriend for a job interview and never returned. Taylor and Matthew Gray left Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 21 and were going to stay at the Days Inn and Suites on Rosecrans, but they did not check in because they had no credit card, according to the hotel clerk. Two days later Gray was arrested for prowling and trespassing in Hillcrest. He was arrested on Ibis Street in the Mission Hills area at 1 in the morning. taken to County Mental Health and once cleared to county jail according to the police. When asked where Taylor was he said, “I lost her. I left her at the beach,’” Chris Shiflet said.
A missing person report was filed with the San Diego Police on Saturday for Taylor.There is no evidence of foul play, but the family is in San Diego searching for her and putting up posters.
Taylor is hard of hearing in her right ear and has allergies and may be battling depression according to her mother. Taylor Shiflet has been alone with no money no phone since Tuesday. If you see her please leave a message here or call the SDPD
According to a post: “A friends daughter went to San Diego for a interview and was unable to stay in a hotel as they didn’t have a credit card. They never caught the bus back to phx on wednesday either. Her boyfriend ended up in the psych hospital and will not tell anyone where taylor is. Taylor’s mom Chris Shiflet is in San Diego to search for her, but if anyone can help get the word out or help find her. They finally put a missing report together, they wouldn’t before because she went on her own will and is older then 18.
Who ever knows this idiot and my niece this is a guy who left a beautiful young girl alone by herself! He was arrested for trespassing and then released to psych place but we can’t get anyone At the police department to check their own Damn records to see where the idiot was arrested so that they can go to that area to look for her! What the hell is wrong with this system that a girl could be saved if they just did something!!! Talk about frustrating… That’s the update, Chris is getting flyers printed to hand out- anyone have any news contacts it sure would be nice for one station to air this!! I’m blown away people keep saying she’s an adult so…. So what a her safety isn’t important??”