Ray Taliaferro Missing Person Search Fund

Ray Taliaferro has been missing in Paducah, Kentucky since November 10, 2018. The Taliaferro family needs help to secure legal and investigative services in search of his whereabouts.

Ray Taliaferro was a California Bay Area radio talk show pioneer. He was the first African American talk show host on a major market radio station in the country. 

If you have seen Ray Taliaferro we urge you to call 270-444-8548.

Missing From
: Paducah, KY
Date Missing: November 10, 2018
Age: 79
Sex: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Build: Thin
Hair: Grey, mustache
Race: African American

Mr. Taliaferro was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black turtleneck, black pants.

Circumstances behind his disappearance: Ray was last seen talking with the manager at the Mellow Mushroom Pizza restaurant in Paducah. He may be experiencing disorientation and signs of dementia.

News Report: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/26/report-ray-taliaferro-drove-away-from-wife-in-rental-car/

The Taliaferro family is confident that he is alive and we're doing everything we can to broaden the search to bring him home. We appreciate everyone's prayers for his safe return.  Any funds donated will go to the effort of locating Ray and bringing him home safely.

Donations (0)

  • Josh Prentiss 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Bruce Raabe 
    • $250 
    • 9 mos
  • Mary Cranston 
    • $250 
    • 9 mos
  • Colburn Wilbur 
    • $250 
    • 9 mos
  • Gloria Duffy 
    • $250 
    • 9 mos


Raphael Taliaferro 
Stockton, CA
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