Added my fourteen-thousandth case today

Today the number of Charley Project cases (both active and in the resolved section) went up over 14,000. The “lucky” case number 14,000 is Taquila Sherell Hayes, a nurse who disappeared sometime after clocking out of work at a Memphis, Tennessee hospital a year ago today. She was 41 years old.

Taquila’s disappearance wasn’t reported missing until August because her husband Carl did various things to make it look like she was still alive and well. She was a responsible person, though, and kept in regular touch with her loved ones. Pretty soon people began to sense that there was something wrong. Finally her family, who had grown increasingly suspicious, notified the cops, and Carl’s story quickly fell apart.

He’s been charged with his wife’s murder, but her body has never been located and it’s not clear what happened. I’m guessing forensic evidence will come up at the trial; Carl replaced the carpeting in three rooms in the house and in Taquila’s car, and also repainted the house.

6 thoughts on “Added my fourteen-thousandth case today

  1. Mia May 25, 2020 / 12:41 am

    I’m going to assume this is the fault of autocorrect, but throughout her case file, her name is misspelled like the liquor.

    • Meaghan May 25, 2020 / 2:48 pm

      *facepalm* How embarrassing! Fixed. Thanks.

      • Mia June 2, 2020 / 2:34 pm

        Easy mistake!

    • Vincent May 26, 2020 / 10:21 am

      Maybe she has a sister named Sherry.

  2. Katie Stanko May 27, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    14,000 cases and counting is truly amazing, Meaghan. You are cited in almost every missing persons podcast I listen to. Knowing that one person can create something so impactful is really inspiring to me, especially because I also battle with mental illness.

    Under quarantine I’ve been reading a lot of Charley pages and occasionally catch some typos. Would it be helpful to you at all if I made a spreadsheet of pages and errors I’ve found? I want to help but not be overbearing or overwhelming. I have a Ph.D. in psych and love proofreading. 🙂

    • Meaghan May 27, 2020 / 4:29 pm

      Sure, go ahead! I would appreciate it.

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