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Unlawful Flight To Avoid Prosecution - Murder, Aggravated Battery

WILLIAM CLAYBOURNE TAYLOR

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Photograph computer age-enhanced in 2002 Photograph taken in 1978 Photograph computer age-enhanced in 2002

DESCRIPTION

Date(s) of Birth Used:

July 2, 1949;
July 23, 1955

Place of Birth:

Jacksonville, Florida

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

200 pounds

NCIC:

W546018441

Occupations:

Dance instructor,
Trumpet player,
Convenience store clerk,
Keypunch operator,
Painter,
Welder,
Advertising

Hair:

Blond

Eyes:

Blue

Sex:

Male

Race:

White

Nationality:

American

Scars and Marks:

Taylor has scars at the base of his right index finger and his right middle finger.
He also has a four-inch scar (half moon) on one of his knees, and a burn scar on his right forearm.

Remarks:

Taylor sometimes wears a mustache and has been known to dye his hair red. He reportedly is bisexual, frequents adult bookstores, and is a heavy drinker. Taylor has ties to the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. He may have a United States passport in the name of Michael Ferris Cauley.

CAUTION

William Claybourne Taylor is being sought for his alleged involvement in the January 8, 1977 murder of a former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) official, and the shooting of a former mayor of Williston, Florida. On the night of the murder, Taylor, and an accomplice who is deceased, pulled alongside a car that was occupied by the victims. Taylor allegedly shot and killed the former INS official during an attempt to murder the former mayor.

On May 15, 1980, Taylor was indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury in Ocala, Florida for murder and aggravated battery. He was arrested on May 20, 1980, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and subsequently released on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond returnable to Ocala, Florida. However, Taylor never appeared in Ocala to surrender. On August 6, 1980, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, after Taylor was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Jacksonville