Name: Cieha Annette Taylor
Age: 28 years old
Last seen: February 6, 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Status: Still Missing
28-year-old Cieha Taylor was last seen in Plant City, Florida on February 6, 2020. She disappeared after dropping her boyfriend off at his residence that afternoon, and hasn’t been heard from since.
Cieha Annette Taylor was born on November 16, 1991 to mother Canitha Taylor.
On January 10, 2020, Taylor was arrested on drug possession charges for a third degree felony. According to her family, she previously struggled with drug addiction but had been turning her life around before she went missing.
At the time of her disappearance, Taylor worked at a call center. She was spending time living with her on-and-off again boyfriend and another man in Plant City, Florida, with a friend in nearby Lakeland, or in her car. She previously lived with her mother in Dade City.
On February 6, 2020, Taylor dropped her boyfriend off at his residence on Cowart Road in Plant City, Florida. She left around 4:00 p.m, supposedly to meet a friend in nearby Lakeland.
At 7:00 pm, Cieha Taylor’s vehicle, a black two-door 2000 Toyota Solara with faded paint, was found abandoned by a local police officer in the 900 block of East Trapnell Road, just west of Jap Tucker Road in Plant City, Florida.
The car was sitting on the railroad tracks, about a mile from her boyfriend’s house, with the driver’s side door open and the engine still running. The police officer subsequently moved the car off the railroad tracks but did not run the plates or attempt to notify the owner.
Taylor was nowhere to be found at the scene, and has never been heard from again.
On February 9, 2020, her family filed a missing person report with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office upon learning of her abandoned car which was still sitting in the spot where the police officer parked it.
Authorities believe Taylor’s car was left on the railroad tracks near Trapnell Road some time after 4:00 pm on the day she disappeared. Her cellular phone was found on the ground next to the car on the train tracks, and her keys and wallet containing her license and debit card were found inside the car.
Authorities questioned Cieha Taylor’s boyfriend, but they have no leads at this time. She was last seen by her boyfriend, his friend, and his friend’s father.
For several weeks an extensive search was conducted in the area around the railroad tracks, but no signs of Cieha Taylor were found.
On February 26, 2020, Taylor’s shoes were discovered near the road where her car was abandoned, on a drainage pipe next to a light pole where a missing person’s flier had been hung. Her mother believes the shoes were deliberately placed there after her disappearance.
Possible Connection to Veronica Reyes-Diaz Disappearance
On January 18, 2020, about three weeks before Cieha disappeared, 23-year-old Veronica Reyes-Diaz went missing from Dover, Florida.
Around 1:15 am on January 18, 2020, Reyes-Diaz was dropped off by a friend at her home in Dover, Florida. She then drove to her sister’s residence, picked up her two older children and put them to bed when they got back home.
When her husband woke up around 7:00 am Reyes-Diaz was nowhere to be seen. She was reported missing on January 20 when her family couldn’t contact her.
Authorities found Reyes-Diaz’s vehicle, a Chevrolet Yukon, parked outside her house with her keys and wallet containing $100 in cash left inside.
Reyes-Diaz disappeared along with her cell phone, which last pinged to a cell tower in Dover, Florida on the weekend she went missing. On the night of January 20, 2020, her cell phone was either turned off or the battery died.
Authorities are unsure if the disappearances are connected, but it has been discovered that the two women had mutual acquaintances.
Police found no evidence, means, or motive for foul play in Cieha Taylor’s disappearance. The case is currently ongoing and active.
A $10,000 reward is being offered by her family for any information that leads to Cieha Taylor’s whereabouts.
The circumstances of Cieha Taylor’s disappearance remain unclear and her case is currently classified as missing. Her case remains unsolved.
Cieha was born on November 16, 1991. She has brown/red hair, brown eyes, stands 5’6 tall, and weighs 170 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Cieha has the following tattoos: an infinity sign on her upper chest, a ladybug on her left lower leg, a rose on her inner forearm, a sun on her upper right thigh, and two X’s on the back of her shoulder.
She has scars on the insides of her forearms and a scar on her right upper arm. Her ears are pierced.
Clothing and accessories:
Cieha was last seen wearing a gray, white, blue and red striped minidress, tan knee-high boots, and possibly a pink sweater.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Cieha Annette Taylor please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813)-247-8200.
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News & Media Links
Family searches for Dade City woman gone missing in Plant City – WFLA 02/20
Missing Plant City woman’s car found on railroad tracks hours after last sighting – FOX13 News 02/20
Family desperate for answers in disappearance of Cieha Taylor who vanished in February – NBC News 04/20
Still Missing: The search for Cieha Taylor – Bay News 9 03/22
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