Reward offered in missing man case

By RON HARRIS
Posted 11/6/19

Jasper police are continuing their search for an elderly Jasper man who’s been missing for the past two weeks.Lonnie Taylor, 78, was reported missing Oct. 26 by family members. Taylor, who lives in …

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Reward offered in missing man case

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Jasper police are continuing their search for an elderly Jasper man who’s been missing for the past two weeks.

Lonnie Taylor, 78, was reported missing Oct. 26 by family members. Taylor, who lives in the Elderly Village apartment complex just off Old Birmingham Highway, was last seen about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, by others who live at Elderly Village apartments.

The Jasper Housing Authority has offered a $1,000 reward for any information that may lead to Taylor being found.

Taylor is a white male, approximately 6-foot tall and weighing 180 pounds with gray hair. A description from Jasper police said Taylor has a ‘lazy’ left eye.

While Taylor has no known medical issues, he has in recent weeks had episodes of being confused about his surroundings, according to Jasper police.

Investigators working the case said Taylor has been known to walk to most places he goes, including WalMart and the doctor’s office on Jones Dairy Road.

Foul play has not been ruled out in Taylor’s disappearance, Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe said.

Anyone who has seen Taylor in the past two weeks or may have information about his whereabouts is urged to call Jasper police at (205) 221-2121 or Crimestoppers at (205) 254-7777.

Tips can also be submitted online at www.crimestoppersmetroal.com.