IA DPS confirms murder suspect’s vehicle found – Suspect likely dead

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January 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Safety has confirmed 40-year old Robert Taylor’s vehicle was located at the eight mile marker on the side of the road along I-29, northbound Friday evening.  Officials said a subject matching the description of Taylor is deceased due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, positive identification won’t be made until the autopsy is completed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Murder suspect Robert Taylor

At approximately 2:06-am Friday, the Ringgold County Communications Center received a 911 call from 2339 – 280th Street in Mt. Ayr.  A juvenile inside the home called and reported a domestic altercation between Taylor,  and 45-year old Lori Yeager.  The responding deputies found Lori Yeager dead inside the home; the victim of an apparent homicide. Robert Taylor was not located at the home.

Since law enforcement discovered Yeager dead Friday morning, they had been actively searching for Robert Taylor.  An active arrest warrant had been issued for Taylor on the charge of Murder in the First Degree.  Taylor was last seen driving a copper (burnt orange) 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty truck with Iowa license 981 RZD.

 

Vehicle similar to Taylor's, which authorities had been looking for