Murder in Mayberry: True Crime in America's Hometown
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Donna G. Smith
Friday, October 24, 2008
Taylor Morris Teaford ~ Wanted for 1969 Murder
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Date of Birth: 06/18/35
Teaford may also go by the name of "Melvin Teaford"
Crime Location: Oakland, Calif.
Reporting Agency: Oakland Police Department
Details: The Oakland Police Department is seeking fugitive Taylor Morris Teaford on a warrant charging him with the 1969 murder of a woman at the St. Louis Hotel in Oakland.
Detectives report that Teaford allegedly entered the hotel, which was located at the site of the North Alameda County Jail. While in room #15, he allegedly beat her beyond recognition and then strangled her to death with an article of her own clothing. In 1967, Teaford was accused of murdering his own grandmother, wounding his sister and shooting at a Madera County Deputy Sheriff during his escape.
Last Known Address: PO BOX 48 NORTH FORK, 93643
County: Madera California 93643
Date of Birth: 06-18-1935
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BLACK
Ethnicity: AMERICAN INDIAN
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The victim in the Oakland murder case has never been identified.