NEW YORK (PIX11) — The U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of 35-year-old Timothy Taylor.
Taylor has been named as a person of interest in the death of his ex-wife, Bronx native Tishawn Folkes-Taylor, who was found dead in her Schenectady, New York, home over the weekend, according to police.
Folkes-Taylor’s family told PIX11 News her three young children were home when their mother was killed.
“Her 6-year-old child witnessed her mother being taken from this Earth. They are devastated right now,” explained Stephanie McGraw, a domestic violence advocate now working with the Folkes-Taylor family.
Speaking with PIX11 News by phone, Folkes-Taylor’s brother said his sister had an active restraining order against her ex-husband, and there was a history of domestic abuse.
The family is concerned that Taylor is still at large, saying he knows where they live.
Taylor is also wanted for questioning by detectives in Brooklyn after his girlfriend, 37-year-old Theresa Gregg, was killed inside her Williamsburg apartment earlier this month.
Gregg’s children dialed 911 after finding their mom unresponsive, bleeding from several puncture wounds, according to police sources.
Gregg was an officer for the New York City Department of Homeless Services.
“She was a hard-working mom, working for the city, helping the homeless, and being an advocate of the homeless,” said former DHS peace officer Juan Beltran.
Schenectady police are asking anyone with information on Taylor’s location to call their dispatch center at (518) 630-0911 or their TIPS line at (518) 788-6566.
Domestic and family health violence are common problems estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States every year. Anyone looking for help can find resources here.