Friday, October 28, 2011

Crime, She Writes on Forbes

Ashley Taylor [blowing out her birthday candles at age 7]

The above photo was taken during happier times in the Taylor household. No one could have predicted the turn of events 15 years after this picture was taken.

My first piece for Forbes is on the case of Ashley Celeste Taylor and it has more twists and turns than a tornado:

Ashley Taylor

When a person goes missing without a trace, it’s a nightmare for their loved ones. Time literally stands still; their world suddenly comes to a screeching halt.

For one family, Michael and Faye Taylor of Glenpool, Oklahoma, they would embark on a journey unraveling not only their daughter’s murder, but possibly a 2008 unsolved cold case involving two other murders.

Ashley Celeste Taylor, 23, met Kevin Joe Sweat, 25, sometime in late 2007 or early 2008 in a class at school. When Ashley mentioned to her father that she met someone special he insisted she bring him home to meet the family. Later that afternoon, Kevin was introduced to both Michael and Faye Taylor.

An ardent gun owner and collector, Michael Taylor was cleaning his Glock 22 (.40 cal.) when the 5-feet-10-inch slender-built, clean-cut young man, Kevin Sweat, walked into the kitchen and shook his hand.

To read the rest of the story click HERE

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Donna R. Gore said...

Susan: Such an intriguing story for your start on Forbes! I know this venture will yield "very good fruit" for all concerned... and help to solve future cases!

Your Imagine Publicity family will be with you in spirit if not in body... at the Techno Forensics Conference ..and at the Missing Persons Tour in Myrtle Beach as well.
We are so proud of all of your efforts, and those of "your sidekick" Delilah too!


Anonymous said...

I second what Donna said. Go get em'

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