LELAND—The Leland Police are hoping public attention can help solve a cold case that dates back over two decades: the disappearance of Tammy Kay Ferguson.
According to Leland Police Spokesman Lt. Jeremy Humpries, the detective assigned to the case – which has never been closed – has recently managed to gather some new information about Ferguson’s 1995 disappearance.
According to Humphries, Detective Felicia McCabe has “worked very hard, and has been able to gather some, not a lot, but some new information about this case.”
Humpries said that today, Friday, July 6, is very near to the approximate anniversary of Ferguson’s disappearance. He said that the department hopes to “maybe reach someone, by putting out this information, who was there when [Ferguson] disappeared and might remember something.”
Tammy Kay Ferguson: Disappeared July, 1995
The following information is from the Leland Police Department’s case file on Ferguson.
Ferguson was a resident of the now-destroyed Leland Mobile Home Park, located at what is now 114 Old Fayetteville Road. She moved to the area with her husband Benny; the couple came from Alabama following construction work.
Ferguson worked for some time as a house keeper at the Town and Country Motel, which was located in Belville and operated until 2006 when it burned down.
It is not known exactly Ferguson was last seen. The last known conversation she had was a phone call to her mother, who told police Ferguson had said she was waiting on a disability check and planned to return to Alabama. It is possible that Ferguson made the call from a payphone at a gas station on the corner of South Navassa Road and Village road; according to police files, Ferguson used the phone frequently.
At the time of Ferguson’s disappearance, she was 37 years old, described as being 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. She had short, straight brown hair parted on the right side. Ferguson had blueish-grey eyes and fair skin.
Ferguson had two tattoos on her upper left arm.
“One tattoo was described as a red rose with the name ‘Tonya,’ and the second tattoo was a skull with the name ‘Joshua.’ She had a few tattoos above her breast and on the back shoulder but the description was unknown,” according to Lt. Humphries.
The Leland Police Department is asking anyone with information about Tammy Ferguson and/or her disappearance to call Detective Felicia McCabe at 910-332-5005.