Posted: Jul 29, 2013 10:34 PM by Connie Tran, KSBY News
Updated: Jul 30, 2013 8:42 AM
The parents of a recent Cal Poly graduate tells KSBY News on Monday that their son is missing. Taylor Goodson, 22, of Vacaville was last seen on Sunday morning around 6:30am in San Luis Obispo, according to family and friends.
Taylor's mother PJ said her son travelled to SLO last Thursday to wrap up some loose ends and pick up some stuff from his old apartment. He was driving the family's 2000 silver Chevrolet Suburban. PJ said Taylor planned to stay in SLO over the weekend before heading to Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing on Sunday.
There was a riot in Huntington Beach following the surfing competition, and multiple people were arrested. But Huntington Beach Police told KSBY on Monday night that Taylor was not one of the people arrested.
PJ told KSBY News she has filed a missing person's report with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.
Both family and friends said Taylor has not been himself since graduating in June. PJ was not specific, but said Taylor has been under the care of a doctor and she's fearful for his safety. Close friends said it is not like Taylor to ever just take off or not respond to phone calls or texts. PJ said on Monday night she is hoping and praying that he's somewhere camping and is just temporarily out of reach.
She said, "It's through my faith in God, and we are very strong Christians and I believe that he's in good hands. And, we're praying a lot, and going out to social network and social media has been incredible. The friends and the sharing, and just the support from from everyone else, its just, I've never experienced anything like this."
According to family and friends, PJ was in the Pi Kappa Alpha, or PIKE fraternity at Cal Poly. He was also the President of Cal Poly's Rugby team, and a WOW leader. PJ said Keith Humphrey, Cal Poly's VP of Student Affairs has reached out to the family and has expressed support.
Social media continues to play a huge role in helping the efforts to find Taylor and spread the word of him missing. Taylor's friends said they are scouring the Central Coast, both land and ocean, looking for their friend.
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