Legs found in dumpster nearly 2 years ago identified, family searching for answers

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Theodora Taylor reads the last facebook messenger chats she had with her daughter Candice. 

Because they’re time-stamped, she now knows what she thought all along, that the person signed into Candice Taylor’s facebook account was no longer Candice.

On March 27, 2017, Columbus Police received a tip that two human legs had been dumped at a trash facility in South Columbus. Also that day, police released a photo of a pair of boots found with the legs. 

Theodora’s friends recently emailed that photo to her.

“And it was just the boots. There was no clip. There was no article,” she said. 

There was little question, and a lot of pain in her realization.

“And so when I looked it up online I seen the shoes, the size because we were about the same size. I’m 9 1/2 10, the brand and then I seen the style. I knew it was her,” said Theodora.

A DNA match confirmed the horrifying news  

“I was having dreams that I was spotting her in Columbus,” she said. 

That the daughter she’d reported as missing in late 2017, wasn’t coming home. 

“I have a need to find her whole or come to the conclusion that she may never be found. Her other pieces,” said Taylor. 

Now, Theodora Taylor’s days are filled with anger, sadness and confusion.

“You know I’m thinking like is that how she died? How was she? What was she thinking about when she died?”

And though she says she know who Candice’s killer is, she may never know the rest. 

“Just her being chopped up like I just can’t, I’m not gonna get like I don’t have any understanding and that’s what I wanna know. I wanna know why.”

If you have information about what happened to Candice Taylor call police. 

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