SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) –
Ray Taliaferro, an outspoken liberal who hosted an overnight radio program on KGO from 1977 to 2011, was found dead.
His son tells ABC7 News that his father's body was found behind the Brooks Stadium in Paducah, Ky.
Taliaferro had disappeared for three weeks. His son tells ABC7 that it is not fortunate to contact the wife of his deceased father.
The FBI helps with the investigation.
Taliaferro, 79, was reported missing on November 10, according to the sheriff of the Massac County Sheriff, based in Metropolis, Ill., Across the Ohio River from Paducah.
Pray that the great Ray Taliaferro is fine. He has been missing since November 10 in the area of Paducah, Kentucky. Ray has been struggling with dementia for some time, so he may not be sure where he is. If you are in this area and have information, please call 270-444-8548 . Pic.twitter.com/KT0Ox81Bc7
– Brian Copeland (@BrianCopy) 25. November 2018
Further details on Taliaferro's death are not yet clear at this time.
His son gave ABC7 News the following statement affirming his death:
"The Taliaferro Family Must Announce With Great Grief Past Ray Taliaferro: His body was in Paducah in the US state Kentucky is found in a wooded area about a mile from where he was last seen, and the family appreciates the support and help we have received in our search for Ray for him in recent weeks teaming with the police to find out what has to do with his death, we are currently processing this turn of events and asking for privacy while we work through our loss. " Before he was missing, the former San Francisco r The Adio host was last seen in Paducah on 10 November. A flier ejected from the Paducah police station said, "Ray was last seen talking to the manager of the Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in Paducah, and may be experiencing disorientation and signs of dementia."
Taliaferro has a long professional career CV that includes the management of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP. He is also referred to as the first Black Talk Show presenter in a major market radio station (New York City) and first black member of the Arts Commission in San Francisco.
Anyone who has received information about his death or disappearance is kindly requested to contact the Massac County Sheriff Department at 618-524-2912 or the Paducah Police Station at 270-444-8550.
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