Taylor went missing on the night of September 9, 2023, disappearing while out celebrating her 21st birthday with friends aboard a booze cruise on the river.
On the night of September 9, 2023, Taylor arrived in Memphis with a friend around 9:30 pm. They were soon joined by two more friends at 11:15 pm while waiting at Memphis Riverboats on Riverside Drive.
Around 11:30 pm the group boarded the Island Queen Cruise, starting the 7-10 mile round trip along the Mississippi River in the Downtown Memphis Riverfront area.
At 11:39 pm, Taylor last sent a text message to her mother while aboard the boat. The group of four then proceeded to party and celebrate her 21st birthday.
According to her friends, Taylor walked off alone at some point to use the bathroom on the second floor and put down her cellphone on the table. When Taylor failed to return fifteen minutes later, her friends went looking for her but had no luck.
Her mother filed a missing person’s report with the Memphis Police Department the next day when Tamia didn’t return home.
According to the Memphis Police Department, no foul is suspected in Taylor’s death. The Crittenden County coroner confirmed she died of drowning, but could not confirm whether her death was accidental. No further details have been released.