Missing 17-Year-Old in Murfreesboro Confirmed to be Safe

Sep 18, 2023 at 06:50 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police reissue notice that 17-year-old is MISSING. See the updated information HERE.

MURFREESBORO, TN - A “Be on the Lookout” for a missing teenager in the Rutherford County area has been canceled. According to Murfreesboro Police, 17-year-old Ruger James Taylor has been found and is safe.  


The MPD originally told WGNS that Taylor was last seen on September 8, 2023 in the area of Indian Park Drive in Murfreesboro. Because the whereabouts of the teen were not immediately known, he was entered into the National Crime & Information Center database (NCIC). 

Again, MPD Public Information Officer Larry Flowers confirmed in a Monday email that Taylor was found safe. 

If you have any further details on the teen who was previously listed as missing, you’re encouraged to contact Detective Michael Yates with the Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Yates can be reached at (629) 201-5519. You can also email Yates at 0291@murfreesborotn.gov.

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