Flashback Friday: Tammy Risenhoover

This week’s Flashback Friday is Tammy Dawn Risenhoover, an 18-year-old girl who disappeared from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Frustratingly little information is available here: we don’t know the exact date Tammy was last seen, only that it was sometime around early 1984. (Her NamUs profile gives the date as February 1.) Her family didn’t report her missing until 1990. Given the way police handled missing persons cases back then, and given that Tammy was an adult, there’s a good chance they wouldn’t have accepted a missing persons report in 1984 anyway.

The only thing that stands out, really, is that Tammy associated with a motorcycle gang at the time of her disappearance. She could quite well be anywhere in the country, or even in Canada or Mexico. Perhaps hidden somewhere among the many unidentified dead that populate the morgues and potter’s fields.

3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Tammy Risenhoover

  1. Lz June 3, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I always hate the ones where they can’t or didn’t report the person missing for years. Those first few days are so crucial, IMO.

    Also, OT, but it looks like the search for Lisa Calvo came up empty. Sigh. http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160603/report-new-haven-police-search-towing-yard-for-missing-woman

    My money is on that serial killer that was killing people in Connecticut. However, he went to prison in 2005, so I’m not sure. http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-new-britain-serial-killer-male-bones-20150513-story.html

  2. Justin June 5, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Did they ever identify which motorcycle ga- ahem, club she associated with when she went missing?

    • Jo Hallford November 27, 2019 / 9:24 am

      We tried to get police help because of her age they wouldn’t even take our information. We did find one officer that went with us under bridges. The leader of the motorcycle gang was at the hospital after Tammy had been beaten to a pulp.The officers told us to go home and forget about it, said these guys would burn us out.

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