FBI releases new information on Tammy Mahoney case

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The FBI has released new information they believe could help close the case of a missing SUNY Morrisville student from 39 years ago.

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 5:50 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The FBI has released new information they believe could help close the case of a missing SUNY Morrisville student from 39 years ago.

19 year-old Tammy Mahoney went missing on May 8, 1981. Police say she had just attended a party on Oneida Nation land. It's believed she was raped and murdered. The FBI announced today that on May 15, 1981, one week following her disappearance, someone anonymously turned in a lost wallet to Oneida City Police.

Investigators stress this person is not in any trouble, but the FBI is very intersted in what that person has to say about the wallet.

"We realize this was a long time ago, but we have reason to believe it was directly connected to this investigation." says Special Agent in Charge Thomas Relford. "More specifically we believe the owner the wallet has direct knowledge of what happened that night and saw her (Tammy) the night of her disappearance. The precise location the wallet was found and other details provided is critical to our investigation."

The FBI is asking that the person who turned in the wallet or anyone that knows the person who turned in the wallet should call 315--731-1781.

There is a $40,000 reward still in place, $20,000 from the FBI and $20,000 from the Oneida Nation.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1949964

Reported Deaths: 51036
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2574879838
Queens2571609467
Suffolk1894243294
Nassau1737723087
Bronx1713676335
New York1290134276
Westchester1235482228
Erie787271673
Richmond688921729
Monroe590621026
Orange45057782
Rockland44952931
Onondaga35252658
Dutchess27258429
Albany23217341
Oneida21142497
Niagara17527332
Broome17007347
Saratoga14044159
Ulster12664241
Schenectady12157189
Rensselaer10402135
Putnam996991
Chautauqua8149131
Chemung7001133
Oswego682590
Ontario665891
Steuben6136141
St. Lawrence608794
Sullivan590968
Cayuga575590
Jefferson536263
Wayne508466
Cattaraugus498579
Genesee4965121
Herkimer4842107
Clinton441731
Madison421885
Tompkins398849
Fulton392786
Livingston390258
Columbia377999
Montgomery3772114
Cortland348760
Warren329955
Tioga328558
Wyoming318651
Allegany311883
Otsego308446
Greene305074
Chenango297372
Washington278955
Orleans268283
Lewis240233
Franklin235612
Delaware208335
Seneca182856
Schoharie148815
Essex147926
Yates108626
Schuyler97213
Hamilton2962
Unassigned16086
Out of NY0214
Rome
Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 71°
Binghamton
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 57°
Rome
Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 71°
Rome
Mostly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 71°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!