Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fort Wayne: News-Sentinel Report. Tuesday, October 3, 2006

From the above newspaper:
Body of missing library genealogist ID’d in N.Y.
By Jeff Wiehe
jwiehe@news-sentinel.com
Investigators have identified the body of an Allen County Public Library genealogist feared dead after he disappeared while filming a documentary in Toronto.

Ronald “Ryan” Taylor, 56, was found Sept. 25 in the lower Niagara River near the New York Power Authority and Devil’s Hole State Park in Lewiston, N.Y. According to a Niagara County Sheriff’s Department report, Taylor drowned and no suspicious circumstances surround the death. His body remained unidentified until today because medical examiners in Erie County, N.Y., were waiting for dental records to confirm the body was indeed Taylor’s.

The day after he vanished, Taylor missed a scheduled flight from Toronto to Fort Wayne. Colleagues found his bags still in the hotel, in the Bloor Street and Avenue Road area of Toronto. Investigators think Taylor might have taken a bus from Toronto to Niagara Falls hours before his body was discovered.

Taylor was born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. A Toronto Police Service report released after he disappeared described Taylor as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 300 pounds with a heavy build. It also said he suffered from Diabetes and depression for which he required daily medication.

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