Taliaferro, 79, was reported missing Nov. 10, according to the Massac County Sheriff's Department, based in Metropolis, Ill., across the Ohio River from Paducah. Taliaferro now lives in that southern Illinois county.
Praying that the great Ray Taliaferro is found okay. He has been missing in the Paducah, Kentucky area since November 10. Ray has been battling dementia for a while so he may not be certain where he is. If you’re in that area and you have any information, please call 270-444-8548 pic.twitter.com/KT0Ox81Bc7— Brian Copeland (@BrianCopie) November 25, 2018
The onetime San Francisco radio host was last seen in Paducah on Nov. 10. A flier put out by the Paducah Police Department states that "Ray was last seen talking with the manager of the Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in Paducah. He may be experiencing disorientation and signs of dementia."
Taliaferro has a long professional resume, which includes leading the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP. He also is credited with the first black talk-show host in a major market radio station (New York City) and being named San Francisco's first black member of the arts commission.
Anyone with info about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Massac County Sheriff's Department at 618-524-2912 or the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550.