As the investigation inti the the missing VCU freshman Taylor Behl continues, her mother, Janet Pelasara, said Wednesday that the time had come to remove Taylor’s belongings from the Virginia Commonwealth University dorm. Janet Pelasara went on to say, “it was time because when Taylor is found, she will not be attending VCU. I’m taking her home with me.”
RICHMOND, Sept. 21 — Police are still searching for missing college student Taylor Marie Behl, but her mother said Wednesday that the time had come to remove her belongings from the Virginia Commonwealth University dorm where she lived for just two weeks.
“It was just what we had to do,” said Janet Pelasara, who stayed behind at her hotel here while her brother and attorney packed her daughter’s things. “It was time because when Taylor is found, she will not be attending VCU. I’m taking her home with me.”
Students eyed Peterson and Behl’s uncle, Jeff Pelasara, as they stacked the boxes and bags into the vehicle. A scruffy teddy bear was carefully set on the dashboard.
It appears that another missing girls family seems to be disappointed in the actions of the authorities. As in the case of the Natalee Holloway initial investigation, it appears that Taylor Behl’s family is none too happy with the Campus security holding on the the case so long.
Pelasara said the family is disappointed that campus police officials “held onto the case until it was beyond their capabilities.” City police assumed the lead role in the investigation Sept. 15.
“She has not been found, but it’s not because of a lack of a effort,” said Ann Buckley, a spokeswoman for campus police.
Behl was last seen about 10 p.m. Sept. 5 after a late-night dinner at a cafÃƒ © near her dorm. She left her dorm room after she found her roommate there with a boyfriend.
People with information about Behl’s whereabouts are asked to call 8-7-7-2-4-4-H-E-L-P.