Lithonia Man Charged After Wife's Body Found

The body of Anisa Taylor was found inside a car at Salem Park.

Valance Taylor is charged in the death of his wife. Credit: DeKalb Police Dept.
Valance Taylor is charged in the death of his wife. Credit: DeKalb Police Dept.

A man reported his wife was missing, but when police found her body in a car, they arrested him on murder charges. 

Valance Devon Taylor, 42, of Lithonia, is in DeKalb Jail without bond after the body of Anisa Taylor was discovered Tuesday afternoon inside a car at Salem Park. 

Taylor told police his 34-year-old wife had been missing more than 24 hours, according to WSB, but his story raised suspicion.

Callieweems January 10, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Anisa was a beautiful person, inside and out side, very sad to had lost such a loving person, she will be missed dearly!! URGENT: Post, Tweet, Share, and Donate. I'm asking everyone to urgently donate to the Anisa Patton Taylor Memorial Fund. No donation is too small. An account has been set up in her honor at Wells Fargo. She was the most beautiful person . She left 4 beautiful kids behind. loveandmiss##
Callieweems January 10, 2014 at 05:55 PM
Looking for a cook book of delicious dairy free, soy free, meat free, egg free dishes, as well as, support a good cause! Then Please purchase this life work created by Anisa Taylor and her daughter Naja! Proceeds go to her 4 beautiful children. Thank you for your support! http://www.amazon.com/Inspire-Your-Desires-With-Cooking/dp/1490355863
Christine Anderson January 11, 2014 at 12:46 AM
I purchased this cookbook just now. I'm glad to know the purchase may help in some small wah, and I will think of Anisa every time I consult her cookbook. She was so passionate about healthh eating and was and continues to be an inspiration for so many people.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) January 11, 2014 at 04:39 PM
See the article 'Online Fund Started for Slain Lithonia Author' now on Patch for an update and a link to the new donation site. I would put a link to it right here but it's not working...
Callieweems January 11, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Thank you Christine, also Kevin thank you so much. I will update you when I have the updated info on how to make any donation. Thank you again!!!
Callieweems January 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Hello Kevin here's the info for the memorial fundraiser for Anisa Patton Taylor: Anisa Patton Taylor was a beautiful soul taken too early from us. She has 4 children that now need our support please consider a $10 donation for her funeral expenses and her children's support https://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/anisa-patton-taylor-memorial-fund/125156/donate#pp Thank you!!


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