New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2022

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 231-1585

Cold Case Investigation of Missing Person, Janis Taylor (15) of Concord, NH, missing since late 1967/early196

Request for Public Assistance

photo of Janis TaylorConcord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, Concord Police Chief Bradley C. Osgood and Colonel Nathan A. Noyes of the New Hampshire State Police announce that the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit and the Concord Police Department are investigating the disappearance of Janis Taylor (15) from Concord, New Hampshire who was reported missing on January 8, 1968. Ms. Taylor's disappearance is considered suspicious, and the Cold Case Unit is asking the public for assistance in the investigation. Police are looking for anyone who had contact with Ms. Taylor between December 1967 and the time of her disappearance or anytime thereafter.

At the time of her disappearance, Ms. Taylor had been living in Concord, NH at various addresses, including 176 N. State Street, 89 School Street and the Alosa Trailer Park on Manchester Street. She was a sophomore attending Concord High School in the Fall/Winter of 1967-68. Prior to attending Concord High School, she was enrolled in Manchester Central High School. She grew up in Warner, NH with her 8 siblings. Ms. Taylor was described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair. She enjoyed 4H activities and riding horses. Additionally, Ms. Taylor was associated with people who worked at Rumford Press in Concord.

Anyone who knew or associated with Ms. Taylor or has information about her disappearance is requested to contact Detective Paul Shaughnessy at the Concord Police Department (603-230-4934) or or the Concord Police Department Crimeline at (603) 226-3100 or Sergeant Matthew Koehler of the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit (603-223-3648).

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) are also assisting with this investigation. NamUs and NCMEC provide national resources and databases to help locate missing persons.

This case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan G. Morrell of the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit of the Criminal Justice Bureau.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658