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Tammy Mahoney

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Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Tammy Mahoney
Last Seen
May 08, 1981
Case Status
Unknown Missing
Intake Date
June 22, 2021
Source of Record


New York

Physical Description

Current Age
Hair Color
Eye Color
Distinguishing Features
NAMUS identified Tammy Mahoney as having pierced ears, facial freckles and may have bitten her fingernails.

RE: Tammy Mahoney - Authorities are now offering a $40,000 reward for help that leads to solving a nearly 40-year-old missing persons case in upstate New York, with an initial $20,000 FBI reward being matched by local police.
Last Seen Wearing
Tammy Mahoney may have been last seen wearing blue jeans or bib overalls, 29", dark sweatshirt or large black top with white embroidery around the neck line and wrists. Dark colored or denim jacket. Bra size 36D.

She may have also been wearing silver ring with green stone size 5-6; medallion with a guardian angel over a bridge with 2 children walking across bridge (medal is very thin and the size of a dime); possibly a cross necklace (small cross with turquoise stones). It is not known if Tammy was wearing these items at the time of her disappearance, however they were determined to be missing from her possessions.

Details of Disappearance

Tammy Mahoney (then 19), was last seen on 05/08/1981, hitch-hiking on Route 46 in Oneida, Madison County, New York, near the Oneida Indian Nation Territory. 

Open source information reports, Tammy did not possess a valid drivers license nor did she own / operate any known motor vehicle. It's believed Tammy was picked up while hitchhiking in the City of Oneida, Madison County, NY and taken to a party on the Oneida Indian Territory, Route #46 in the City of Oneida.

Subsequent investigation over time (including a 1996 multi-agency police effort) has resulted in possible identification of suspect/s and witnesses and much intelligence. Very little cooperation was generated as a result, however case information continues to be received.

Currently, she would've been 59 years old, but has not been seen nor her body found since the time of her disappearance.

Case Numbers

Verified with Law Enforcement
Local Police

Police Contact Information

Oneida Police Department
William Clark, Investigator
(315) 363-9111

FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
Albany or Utica RA
(518) 465-7551


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I just saw this profile and read an article where the FBI claims Tammy was "Gang Raped" the night she disappeared.  How can they have such specific information and not know more about this case after 40 years?   Here is a link to the article:
Owner's reply June 22, 2021

Right? I saw the article along with the cash reward being doubled? Seems like there's more to the case.........

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