Tammy Jean Daniel

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Above Images: Tammy. circa 1987

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 2, 1987 from Stanaford, West Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1962
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Tammy's maiden name is Hensdill. She has a splenectomy scar on her abdomen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black t-shirt, a black leather jacket and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tammy was last seen on June 2, 1987, when her mother dropped her off at her trailer home in Stanaford, West Virginia. She has never been heard from again. Her husband of eighteen months, Ronald "Gene" Daniel, he had seen Tammy inside and asked her to leave, and he never saw her again. Tammy's parents reported her missing.

    Gene borrowed a vacuum cleaner from a neighbor on June 5, three days after Tammy's disappearance. When he returned it, its owners noticed a foul smell and a sticky substance on the vacuum. The police took it for testing and determined it was bloodstained and the blood was Tammy's type. When investigators searched the Daniel home, they found a stain on the bedroom carpet and possible blood on the carpet padding and the floor underneath.

    Gene has always maintained his innocence in Tammy's disappearance and said he thought she left of her own accord. In January 1989, he was convicted of murdering another man in a July 1988 shooting. He served a prison sentence and has been released.

    A suspect was indicted for Tammy's murder in the 1990s. The indictment was dismissed for lack of evidence, however. Tammy has never been found, but foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Raleigh County Sheriff's Office
    304-255-9300

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    Source Information
    WVNSTV 59
    NamUs
    The Register-Herald

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 31, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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