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Missing Ian Ashley Richardson
Ian, circa 1992; Age progression forensics photo to age 34 (circa 2010); John Taylor, circa 2009
Missing Since 04/30/1992
Classification Endangered Missing
Date of Birth Used 03/19/1976 (45)
Age 16 years old
Height and Weight 5'10, 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Details of Disappearance Ian was last seen on April 30, 1992 in Denver, Colorado. He lived in the northern section of the city, in the area of Lowell Boulevard and west 29th Avenue. He also frequented the Idaho Springs area. He has never been heard from again.
John Taylor is the prime suspect in Ian's disappearance. A photograph of him is posted with this case summary. In 2009, he was charged with sexually abusing two other boys. He pleaded guilty in October of that year and was sentenced to twelve years in prison.
Taylor admitted he had sexually abused Ian, starting when the boy was thirteen and continuing until the time he disappeared. Taylor was in his forties at the time.
In 1991, Ian told the police that Taylor had sexually abused him during a camping trip in 1989, and again in 1990. Taylor was charged with child sex abuse and harboring a runaway, but the charges were dismissed after Ian called Taylor's defense attorney and recanted his story.
In 1992, Ian accused Taylor of circumcising him while he was passed out under the influence of alcohol; Taylor claimed Ian had done it to himself while drunk. Ian told a counselor that Taylor had threatened to harm him and his family if he testified against him. He allegedly punched Taylor in the face later that year and was charged with assault in juvenile court. Then he disappeared.
Foul play is suspected in Ian's case. His disappearance remains unsolved.
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