Melvin Taylor Jr., 62-years-old, was reported missing on July 13, 2013, today he was discovered at North Second and Stiles this mooring at approximately 1:20 a.m. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by Memphis Fire Department paramedics.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim
possibly ran off the
roadway and suffered from injuries consistent with being involved in a
vehicle crash. Mr. Taylor was reportedly occupying a 2011 JONW Moped
when he was last seen. Mr. Taylor's helmet was located
on the scene, but no moped was found. The cause of why the victim drove
off the roadway is unknown at this point.
This is an ongoing investigation.