MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Dozens of searchers along with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies returned to the home of missing Cordova mother Taquila Hayes in search of any clues linked to her disappearance.
SCSO dispatched 60 employees to conduct a search of the four-mile wooded area behind the home she shared with her husband and 11-year-old son.
“We are looking for any clues that will lead us in a direction where she may be,” said SCSO Lt. Anthony Buckner.
Hayes has not been seen since May 21. Despite this, her family did not report the 41-year-old mother missing until August. Investigators say she hadn’t been to work since late May--the last known time anyone claims to have seen her.
Hayes’ mother told WMC Action News 5 in August that she believes her daughter is dead and was killed by her husband.
Investigators say they have had “sporadic contact” with Haye’s husband since her family reported her disappearance. WMC has been unable to reach him.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has not made a link to Hayes being dead.
Buckner said they don’t have any information or tips to suggest they’d find new evidence, but they don’t want to leave any stone unturned in their search.
“We want to do our due diligence in covering every angle of this investigation,” Buckner said.
Buckner also reiterated that they do not have any information to suggest Hayes’ case is anything more than a missing person case.
“This is just another angle of it. No tip information brought us to the area. This is just us sitting down at the round table saying, 'Hey, what else can we do in this investigation.” said Buckner.
Investigators left the area around 1 p.m. and said no new clues were turned up in their search.
If you know anything about Hayes' disappearance, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or SCSO at 901-222-5600.