Michael Russel Taus

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Above Images: Taus, circa 2010


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 18, 2010 from West Islip, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 30, 1984
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Taus was last seen West Islip, New York on June 18, 2010. He left on a blind date with a woman he met on an internet dating site, and never returned. He has never been heard from again. His pit bull dog, named Romeo, disappeared with him, along with the dog's food and water bowls. A photo of Romeo is posted below this case summary. A week later, authorities found Taus's black 2004 Volkswagen Jetta in Elmont, New York with the engine still running. There was no sign of Taus at the scene, and no indications of foul play.

    It's uncharacteristic of Taus to leave without warning or to be out of touch with his family, and his loved ones are afraid for his safety. Little evidence is available in his case, which remains unsolved.

    Above: Taus's pit bull, Romeo


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Suffolk County Police Department


    Source Information
    Facebook Page for Michael Taus
    CBS New York


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 26, 2011; casefile added.

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