It's been exactly a week since 19-year old Taylor Robinson turned up missing after her mother drove to a home on Kipling Street in Akron to pick her up last Saturday morning. Taylor had been dropped off at the home around 9:30pm last Friday night as part of her job as a home health aide. But she was gone by the next morning, leaving her shoes and coat behind. Her purse and cell phone were missing.
Carmilla Robinson, encouraged by the rescue of three kidnapped and imprisoned Cleveland women, is still frustrated by the slow pace of the investigation. She tells AkronNewsNow " I'm a little frustrated. I thought it (the investigation) would move a lot quicker. I thought she'd be home by now. I thought I would have more information. I just deal with the same stagnant information that I had, on Monday, on Tuesday. Here it is Friday and I'm still with the same information.
Robinson says she thinks someone knows something about what happened to Taylor, but isn't stepping forward. " I know there are people with information who are not giving that information to the proper authorities. I wish they would. We're still at a standstill."
Carmilla Robinson thinks she knows how her daughter is feeling right now. " I can only imagine being a home body and so family oriented and not have spoken to any of you family in over a week. I know she probably feels lost and abandoned and I want her to know that we're here, that we're looking for her." says Robinson.
Police detectives have tried to interview Taylor Robinson's ex-boyfriend as part of the investigation.
Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to locating Taylor Robinson. The FBI is also involved in the investigation.
Carmilla Robinson has a message for those who may know what happened to Taylor but are not speaking up. " I just want them to put themselves in my shoes. If you don't have children, how would you feel if it was your mother, how would you feel if it was your sister, your grandmother. You would want somebody to help you."