Shamari Taylor


Taylor, circa 2006

  • Missing Since 08/26/2006
  • Missing From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 26 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male.

Details of Disappearance

Taylor and his girlfriend were abducted by seven to ten armed, masked men from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 26, 2006. The kidnappers released Taylor's girlfriend several hours later, but didn't let Taylor go.

Kenneth "Calif" Tuck was subsequently charged with kidnapping, robbery, conspiracy and other offenses in his case, but at his first trial, in 2007, the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and he was acquitted of all charges in 2008.

In August 2018, Taylor's remains were found in north Philadelphia. His murder is under investigation.

Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 24, 2018; case resolved.