Taylorlyn Nelson search: Phoenix police searching for missing woman

Posted at 8:01 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 14:40:15-04

The Phoenix Police Department has identified and talked with a person of interest in the case of a missing 21-year-old woman. 

Police say Tammy Lynn Compton is a person of interest in the disappearance of Taylorlyn Jae Nelson, who has been missing since March 11.

Police were asking for the public's help to locate Compton. Police said they were able to contact her and talk about the missing woman.

Nelson was reported missing by her family three days later. She was last known to be at her home in the area of 27th Avenue and Deer Valley Road. 

Compton and Nelson are acquaintances, according to a Phoenix police spokesperson. 

Police say it is not normal for Nelson to have been gone this long without any contact with her family and friends. 

Nelson is described as white, 5'5" tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. 

It is unclear what Nelson was last seen wearing.

She has a tattoo on her right hand of a skull that says "Family First" and a tattoo of cheetah print with stars on the right side of her stomach. 

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit at (602) 534-2121 or after hours at (602)262-6141.