Ann Lombard

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Above Images: Lombard, circa 1996

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 29, 1996 from Placitas, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1962
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 250 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lombard may use the name Ana Lombard, and some agencies refer to her as Auriana Taylor.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A purple shirt, pink sweatpants and possibly black sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lombard was last seen in Placitas, New Mexico on April 29, 1996. She got into a physical altercation with her live-in boyfriend, James Taylor, at their residence on Perdiz Canyon Road that day, and Taylor sustained injuries. Lombard has never been heard from again. She left behind seven children, four by Taylor and three by other men. Taylor claimed she had simply left him.

    A photo of Taylor is posted below this case summary. He and Lombard had a troubled relationship. In 1990, Lombard accused Taylor of holding her down and burning her on a stove. In 1992, one of Lombard's children claimed he saw Taylor rape his mother and spray chemicals in her face. Taylor was seen digging a large hole in his front yard the day after Lombard vanished. He asked a neighbor for digging equipment to repair a leaky septic tank. Police searched the yard when they learned about this, but the search turned up no evidence. In 2002, Taylor allegedly choked his wife and threatened to "kill her like he did Ann." In 2010, he was arrested at his Des Moines, Iowa home after a five-hour police standoff; he'd called 911 to say he was armed, poured gasoline all over his house and threatened to set it on fire. He has never been charged in Lombard's case due to a lack of evidence.

    Lombard had only been living in Placitas for a few weeks by the time of her disappearance; she had moved there from Austin, Texas early in April 1996. Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.

    Taylor
    Above: James Taylor

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sandoval County Sheriff's Office
    505-867-7516

    OR
    New Mexico State Police
    505-841-9256

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    Source Information
    KRQE
    NamUs

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 21, 2017; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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