|Sarah Goode (21) posted this image hours before she attended a party on the evening of June 6th, 2014. She never returned home|
On the evening of June 6th, 2014, Sarah Goode (21) left her 4 year-old daughter with her mother so she could attend a party in Medford, New York. While there, she posted a picture (seen below) of her smiling and enjoying the party with her friends. It was typical for Sarah and her friends to be out all night when they got together, so Sarah’s mother initially did not worry when she did not return home that night. However, when Sarah failed to show up at her nephew’s birthday party the next day, her family knew something was amiss. After an unsuccessful search for her, Sarah’s family reported her missing on June 8th, 2014.
|Sarah at the party with friends. This is believed the be the last known image of her|
Over a month later, 19 year-old Dante Taylor was arrested and charged with raping and murdering Sarah. Taylor attended that same party in Medford on the night of June 6th, and cell phone records revealed that he and Sarah had been communicating via calls and texts earlier that day. Additionally, forensic testing revealed that the bloody handprint in Sarah’s car belonged to Taylor.