The Photographer - Ben Fawley
There have been numerous mentions in the press of a 38-year-old photographer who was a friend of Taylor. Search warrants were reportedly executed at Taylor's home and at the home of her amateur photographer friend.
Greta Van Susteren interviewed attorney Chris Collins, representing Ben W. Fawley AKA William Fawley, who is the 38-year-old photographer. Collins told Greta that Fawley "is a suspect and should be a suspect because he knew her." Collins indicated that there was a romantic relationship between Taylor and Fawley.
Fawley has several Web sites which one could characterize as goth porn – nude and semi-nude photos of heavily tattooed girls in styles that are unusual. One of Fawley's sites has a model named Taylor listed.
At least one news source suggests that Taylor's mother understood that the photos of Taylor which appeared for a time on the photographer's Web site were posted without Taylor's permission.
Interestingly, one of Fawley's Web sites claims he is an ex-con. Using the name "skulz" and "skulz67" he set up many Web sites, although he seems to be shutting them down now that his name has gotten into the news. Collins admitted that Fawley had a criminal background but said he couldn't elaborate.