BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State Police are searching for a New Paris army vet who reportedly went missing just before Easter.

Jeffrey Taurianen, 33, was reported missing from Grasshopper Road in New Paris Borough as he was last seen walking on April 16 around 4:30 p.m.


It’s said that Taurianen has manic depression and is a US Army Veteran who served in the special forces. Taurianen reportedly also suffers from PTSD and has expressed suicidal tendencies in the past. 

Photo from Tammy Taurianen Beckley on Facebook

It was related he could be in Altoona, Pittsburgh, Johnstown, or Clearfield. 

Recently, Taurianen has reportedly used spoof numbers to call past employers in which he was making no sense in the calls.  No tracking information was located by investigators as he destroyed his electronics before leaving his home in April.

Taurianen is skilled in technology and is alleged to be using this to his advantage in staying unlocated and possibly still being able to be connected to his surroundings.

Original Story:

April 19: The family of Jeffrey Taurianen took to Facebook and said he has hyperthyroidism and that if not treated, he may appear disoriented and confused.

Jeffrey is described as being a 5 foot 6 inches and 110 pounds Black male. He has black eyes and a shaved head. It’s unknown what he may have been wearing when he went missing.

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Anyone with any information is asked to call State Police out of Bedford at 814-623-6133.

You can also anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll-Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online by clicking here.