ONEIDA, N.Y. -- Federal investigators are hoping a $40,000 reward, will help solve a 38-year-old missing person case.
Tammy Mahoney was last seen hitch-hiking on Route 46, in Oneida, in 1981.
Authorities believe the 19-year-old was raped and murdered after attending a party on Oneida Nation land. Her body was never found.
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward, and the Oneida Nation says it will match that.
"Recent events have led to new potentially information. Reward will motivate someone who knows what happened to come forward,” said Special Agent James Hendricks. “There are people out there who have the answers we need to solve this case, bring closure, implore you to come forward.”
"Mom's 85, and she misses her daughter. Wonders every day, says prayer, been a long time that we haven’t' seen her, have no answers,” said Marleen Laccesaglia, Tammy's sister.
Mahoney was a student at SUNY Morrisville when she disappeared.
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