Patsy Taylor left her Farmington, New Mexico, home on July 10, 1991 shortly after 5:00 a.m. for her daily morning run. She was 52 at the time. Neighbors were awakened by her screaming around 5:30am. Taylor was found dead and initially police believed it may have been a hit-and-run accident. When an autopsy was completed, police learned that Taylor had been struck several times in the head and back by a heavy metal object.
It’s been nearly 25 years since the mother of three was murdered, but her family is still looking for answers.
“You try and replace all that pain with the positive things; you basically have to do that to move forward,” Gina Saied, Taylor’s daughter, told KOB. “It’s very sad and we all feel cheated and robbed of those precious years we would have had with her.”
Saied visited Farmington recently to discuss her mother’s case with a new cold case detective now assigned to it. Just one week after that visit, Lt. Daryl Noon told the Daily Times that an anonymous tipster phoned in to the county’s crime stopper’s number with a tip that’s been deemed credible.
“This is the best progress we have made on the case in years,” Lt. Noon said.
Police are urging that that tipster come forward to help them solve Patsy Taylor’s murder. They really need more information to follow up on the lead provided. Taylor’s family continues to hope justice can be found.
“She has missed out on so much and it grieves us that she missed out; and in turn, we have missed out on so much – just having her presence in our lives,” Saied said.
If you have any information that can help bring justice for Patsy Taylor and her family, please contact the San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-8477.
Here is the link to the video https://youtu.be/_N37IOSbr-U
The case detective has followed up on all tips received. No arrests have been made. Help make this case be the first laid to rest of Farmington’s twelve unsolved cold cases.