PENINSULA, Ohio – FBI agents are expected to join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Rangers and other law enforcement agencies Thursday afternoon to document and collect the newest evidence discovered as the investigation continues into the death of 19-year-old, Taylor Robison.
What happened to Taylor and who is responsible are the questions investigators are now focusing on after the Summit County Medical Examiner, Wednesday, confirmed the remains found inside the park Monday and Tuesday were the remains of Robinson, who had been missing since early May.
Akron Police said dental records were used to identify the remains, which are now being sent to an anthropologist in Pennsylvania for further evaluation.
“At this point it’s too early to comment on anything,” said Akron Police Captain, Daniel Zampelli Wednesday, “We’re going to have to look at the forensics. We’re going to have to do interviews and re-interviews.”
The Police Captain told NewsChannel5 that it’s still too early to call Robinson’s disappearance a “homicide investigation,” continuing to use to use the word “suspicious.”
And it seems as though the investigation is just beginning. Chief Ranger Chris Ryan confirmed yet another bone and additional evidence not yet revealed were discovered inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Wednesday, now providing the third straight stay of evidence after nearly four months of dead ends in the investigation into Robinson’s disappearance.
Police said Taylor went missing in early May, after the overnight home health care aide was nowhere to be found when her mother went to pick her up from work the morning of May 4. Police called Taylor’s disappearance “suspicious” early-on, noting she left shoes and an item of clothing at the residence located on the 700 block of Kipling Street in Akron.
Taylor Robinson’s mother, Carmilla Robinson, braved cameras Wednesday after learning her daughter’s dental records matched the remains found.
“I just want to thank everybody for their time and help and efforts that they help put into helping us find Taylor,” said Carmilla Robinson. “And for those who did come across her,” she continued, “Thank you for having the courage and wisdom to report it because you helped bring hour baby home.”
The family’s Private Investigator, Tim Dimoff, had strong words to any possible suspects and said Wednesday, “We are dedicating ourselves to rooting out what happened, who did it and who is responsible. This was not done by a stranger.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490.