The case of Candice Aliciea Taylor has been solved—well, not really. It was back in March 2017 when Candice was last seen. Then, later on that month on March 28, the police responded to a call about two human legs being found in a trash bin at the Local Waste Services.
The medical examiner told investigators that the legs possibly belonged to a woman in her thirties between 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 11.5 inches tall. Found with the legs was a size 10 brown fur boot. Two years later, DNA revealed that the remains belonged to Candice, but detectives still weren’t any closer to learning how or why the young woman died.
It’s reported that the 21-year-old missing woman’s case is being investigated as a possible homicide. The Columbus Dispatch reports that in 2017, police did track the trash collector’s route and it led them to “New Albany, Dublin, Hilliard and the city’s West Side.” No other remains have been located at the time of this publication. Investigators are asking the public to help bring closure to Candice’s loved ones.
Candice’s mother, Theodora Taylor, told ABC6 News that someone was messaging her as Candice all the way until June 2017. “Her phone was hacked,” Theodora said. “Through messenger on Facebook she was still responding to me.” She added, “I don’t know if the person scattered her, has some parts with him, that’s why I’m getting frustrated with police.”
EXCLUSIVE interview: Mom of the woman whose daughter's legs were found in a dumpster says, "I'm not going to forget about her, I'm not okay with just having my daughter's legs. Who would be okay with that?" @wsyx6 pic.twitter.com/4KwbbuLVlP
— Maria Durant (@mariawsyx6) February 7, 2019
“I’m not going to forget about it,” said Theodora. “Her parts may never pop up; I’m not going to stop looking. I’m not going to give up on her. I’m not okay with just having my daughter’s legs, who would be okay with that?”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 614-645-8534 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.
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