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Taylor Siders Missing Teen Alert - (Taylor Has Now Been Found)

Outline
Circulating message asks users to watch out for teenager Taylor Siders who went missing from Hurricane High School on February 23, 2012.



Brief Analysis
The case described is real. However, subsequent reports indicate that Taylor Siders has now been found and has been reunited with her family. Thus, the continued circulation of the message is unnecessary.

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Last updated: 26th March 2012
First published: 26th March 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
Research by Shevaun Fitzpatrick, Brett Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example
Missing
Taylor Siders Last seen at Hurricane High School
February 23, 2012. She has Blonde Hair, Blue eyes, 5'4 120 lbs. Please call 911
if you have any information.

Taylor Siders




Detailed Analysis
This message, which is circulating via social media posts and email, claims that young Taylor Siders went missing from Hurricane High School on February 23, 2012. The message, which features a photograph of Taylor, asks recipients to call police if they have information about the missing teen.

The case described is real. Taylor was indeed reported missing from her Hurricane West Virginia school on February 23rd. A February 25th wowktv news report about the case noted:
Authorities are looking for a Hurricane teenager who has been missing since Thursday evening.

Taylor Siders, 16, did not return home from school yesterday. Her family believes she might be with Daniel Alexander Urigunen, 22, whom she met on Facebook. Witnesses have reported that she left Hurricane High School with him Thursday afternoon.
Thankfully, however, subsequent news reports indicate that Taylor was located safe and well a few days later and was reunited with her family. Thus, the continued circulation of the message is unnecessary and will help nobody. If you receive this missing person message, please let the sender know that Taylor Siders has now been found.

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Family and friends say missing Hurricane teen found
Taylor Siders Missing: Police Search For West Virginia Teen (UPDATED)

Last updated: 26th March 2012
First published: 26th March 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
Research by Shevaun Fitzpatrick, Brett Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer