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Leland police seek new leads in 23-year-old missing person case

Tammy Kay Ferguson disappeared in 1995. (Source: Leland Police Department) Tammy Kay Ferguson disappeared in 1995. (Source: Leland Police Department)
Tammy Kay Ferguson disappeared in 1995.  (Source: Leland Police Department) Tammy Kay Ferguson disappeared in 1995. (Source: Leland Police Department)
LELAND, NC (WECT) -

It's been 23 years since a Leland woman disappeared without a trace. Now, detectives with the Leland Police Department are hoping the public can help produce new leads in the cold case.

Tammy Kay Ferguson lived with her husband, Benny Ferguson, at the old Leland Mobile Home Park on Old Fayetteville Road. The Fergusons moved to Leland from Alabama so Benny could find work in construction. Tammy worked as a housekeeper at the old Town and Country Motel in Belville.

Police officials said Tammy disappeared in July 1995.

She was known to frequently use payphones at a gas station on the corner of South Navassa Road and Village Road so she could call her mother.

Tammy's mother told police the last time she spoke to her daughter, Tammy said she was returning home to Alabama once she received her disability check.

At the time of her disappearance, Tammy was 37 years old and 5-foot-5 tall weighing around 140 pounds. She had short, straight brown hair that was parted to the right side. Tammy had blue/grey eyes and fair skin with two tattoos on her upper left arm.

One of the tattoos was described as a red rose with the name "Tonya" and the second tattoo was a skull with the name "Joshua." Tammy reportedly had tattoos above her breasts and on her back shoulder, however, no description of those tattoos are available.

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.

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