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FBI joins Puyallup PD in search for missing baby Jeshua Taylor

Jeshua Taylor
Jeshua Taylor Courtesy

The FBI on Saturday joined Puyallup police and the Washington State Patrol in the search for a newborn boy believed to be in danger and possibly suffering drug withdrawal symptoms.

Jeshua Taylor was born Aug. 9 at home and likely hasn’t received medical treatment, police reported. Puyallup police reported the baby may have been in medical distress when he was born.

Police estimate the baby weighs about 6 pounds.

Police have been looking since Friday for the baby’s mother, Myra Maria Aguilar, and assumed father, Jerome Levi Taylor, and are asking the public assistance. As of Saturday, they’d yet to find the baby or his parents.

A Pierce County Superior Court judge authorized police to take the boy and place him into shelter care, Puyallup police reported. Aguilar is aware of the order and is believed to have fled with her son, police said.

Police released pictures and descriptions of Aguilar and Taylor. On Saturday morning, they also released an image of the baby.

Aguilar is 5 feet 3 inches and 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Taylor is 5-10 and 190 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. On Saturday morning Puyallup police tweeted, “Myra has a long drug history and there is concern the baby may be suffering from withdrawals.”

Taylor is being sought on warrants for assault in the third degree, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, and failing to register as a sex offender.

Anyone with information is asked to call Puyallup police at 253-841-5431 or to call 911.

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