Killeen Police Seeking Assistance in Locating Witness

Killeen Police are seeking assistance in locating a female who may have information about the Danydia Thompson case.

Maria Lashawn Taylor 1Maria Lashawn Taylor 2

Seven year old Danydia Thompson was abducted during the morning hours in the 900 block o Rev R.A. Abercrombie Dr. in Killeen, on April 30, 1997.  She was located deceased days later, south of Killeen along Highway 195.  Witnesses reported that she walked away from an area near the school with an adult black male.  She was last seen riding “piggy back” on her abductor near the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard and Jeffries Avenue in Killeen.  Detectives have followed numerous leads and have reason to believe Maria Lashawn Taylor may have information about this case that could possibly lead to the arrest of a suspect.

Taylor has been known to live in Caldwell, TX and frequents cities in the Central Texas area.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information on Maria Lashawn Taylor’s whereabouts or has information about the Danydia Thompson case, to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online anonymously at or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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