Missing Cleveland woman found shot to death in Allegheny County backyard; death ruled a homicide

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — A woman reported missing from Cleveland was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Allegheny County.

According to Cleveland police, 23-year-old Adrianna Kiri Taylor was reported missing on Nov. 13. Her family told police they had not seen her since Oct. 8.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said Taylor was found unresponsive in a backyard on Hill Avenue in Wilkinsburg. Her death has been ruled as a homicide. The medical examiner said Taylor died on Nov. 24.

Taylor was living with her boyfriend in Cleveland on West 98th Street when she was reported missing, Cleveland police said.

The FBI in Cleveland, which is assisting in the investigation, sent Channel 11 the following statement:

“The FBI Cleveland Violent Crime Task Force and FBI Pittsburgh are assisting the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit and Allegheny County (PA) Police Department with the case of Adrianna K. Taylor.

“The FBI routinely offers assistance to our law enforcement partners to provide additional manpower and specialized resources, if they become necessary, and to assess if a federal crime was committed.

“Anyone with information about the disappearance or death of Adrianna K. Taylor is asked to contact 216-623-5464 or CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME. Your identity can remain anonymous.

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