Human remains found in CVNP identified as Taylor Robinson’s
BOSTON — Human remains found by two hikers Sept. 9 around 5 p.m. near the Valley Picnic area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) have been identified as missing Akron resident Taylor Robinson, 19, according to Gary Guenther, of the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Robinson was reported missing May 4 after her mother went to pick her up at an Akron home where she had been working overnight as a home health care aide and she failed to find her there.
Guenther said a jawbone found by the two hikers was matched to dental records belonging to Robinson. He added there were few other human remains found as of Sept. 11, and those items were sent to a team of anthropologists at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., last week to learn more. Guenther said the anthropologists will try to determine if all the remains found are human and look for trauma on the bones to help determine a cause of death. The case is being treated as a homicide, according to CVNP officials.
Akron Police Department (APD) officials reported they are working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, the FBI and CVNP rangers to determine the circumstances surrounding Robinson’s death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Detectives Bureau at 330-375-2490.— By Maria Lindsay
More Community News
- Akron City Council OKs Wallhaven project
- Derby celebrates 78th year
- Districting proposal making its way to ballot
- Richfield celebrating Community Day events Aug. 7-9
- West Side News & Notes
- Confusion follows Falls Council’s charter change vote
- Boston optimistic with switch to RITA
- Richfield Village officials still considering water tower sites
- Leadership Akron selects members of new class
- Granger firefighters promoted to lieutenant rank
- Sanitarium scrapbook preservation in works
- Area diaper collection a success
Calendar of Events
- Drop-In Nature Crafts for All Ages - 7/30/2015
- Plein Air Exhibition - 7/30/2015
- “Jupiter Ascending” - 7/30/2015
- Akron Pops Orchestra - 7/30/2015
- Mostly Blues Band with Peggy Coyle - 7/30/2015