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    NY - Tammie McCormick, 13, Saratoga Springs, 29 April 1986

    Missing since April 29, 1986 from Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: July 3, 1972
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5; 108 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Shoulder length, light brown/blonde hair; hazel eyes.
    • Tattoos: Tammie has a homemade tattoo of "T.A.M." on her upper left arm.
    • Clothing: An over sized, yellow and white striped shirt; black corduroy pants; and beige, high heeled boots. Jean Jacket. She was carrying a shoulder bag.
    • Dentals: Available.
    • DNA: Available.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Tammie McCormick, of 5 Deerleap Place, was last seen was last seen by family members the morning of April 29 before she attempted to catch the bus to the Saratoga Springs Junior High School, where she was a student. She missed the bus, and she never made it to the junior high school. She may have tried to hitchhike. She has not been seen, heard from or spotted by anyone since then.

    Police were concerned early on, as she did not leave a note and did not take a change of clothing with her.
    Her mother waited until two days later to report her daughter missing to the police because she thought Tammie may have stayed at a friend's. She said Tammie often stayed overnight with her friends, but would call the next morning to say she was OK.
    Foul play is suspected.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning McCormick's whereabouts, please contact:
    Saratoga Springs Police Department
    518-584-1800
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    Agency Case Number:
    GPDS0706

    NCMEC #:
    NCMC603748

    NCIC Number:
    M-197508885
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Police
    NamUs

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/327dfny.html

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ck_tammie.html

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    Investigation into Saratoga Springs teen disappearance from 1986 finds new life

    Police have apparently identified a former corrections officer at Mount McGregor Correctional Facility as a primary suspect in their investigation of a nearly 25-year-old missing person case.

    Citing anonymous law enforcement sources, The Post Star's news partner, WNYT News Channel 13, reported Monday that police suspect Arthur Mason Slaybaugh abducted and killed 13-year-old Tammie McCormick in 1986.

    McCormick, a seventh-grader at the time, left her Saratoga Springs home on April 29 for what was then the Saratoga Springs Junior High School. She was never seen again.

    Slaybaugh, who lived in the Saratoga Lake area, died in 2001, at age 41, of a heart attack. He reportedly had served as a mentor to a friend of McCormick's.

    http://poststar.com/news/local/410ff...cc4c03286.html

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    http://www.timesunion.com/local/arti...ry-1418892.php

    Cops hopeful in 1986 mystery

    A few more interviews may help in search for missing Saratoga girl

    By LEIGH HORNBECK Staff writer

    Updated 10:08 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2011


    Although police consider Slaybaugh a suspect, Hieber said because the evidence gathered so far is circumstantial, she isn't ready to think of anyone as a suspect.
    Arthur Mason Slaybaugh II, former correction officer, now deceased.

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    This is a very sad case. All of these years some of the family members believed that she just ran away. I used to work with Tammie's sister, many years ago. Although I have never met Tammie, I have thought of her often throughout the years. Her case is what brought me to WS and sparked my interest in helping to find missing people. I doubt at this point there will ever be justice served for Tammie, especially if the POI is now deceased. I just hope that someday soon they are able to find her and they can finally have some closure.
    Last edited by Wanting2Help; 09-15-2011 at 02:15 PM.

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    I wonder if LE had a chance to go through Slayburgh's personal effects? Maybe there is something there that would indicate he could be tied to Tammie.
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    Here is a photo I hadn't seen before...


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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    I wonder if LE had a chance to go through Slayburgh's personal effects? Maybe there is something there that would indicate he could be tied to Tammie.
    I don't know if they did but in one of the articles I read his daughter is commenting on the article and she is certain her father had nothing to do with it.

    I wonder why people didnt come forward when he was alive, I read they were frightened, but why? Something they saw? It doesn't seem like he could have a police record if he was working as a corrections officer. I wonder if there are other MP/unsolved cases we should be looking at...?

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    She lived only about 15 minutes from where Christina White and Jennifer Hammond were found deceased. They were both last seen near Geyser Road. Tammie lived very near Geyser rd.

    Years later but there has been some speculation of a serial killer in the area because the 2 girls bodies were found so close to each other...

    Jennifer Hammond http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90912

    Is there any way they could be connected???
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    NamUs confirmed that Tammie's dentals and DNA are on file...


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    I would like to leave open the possiblity that she could have ended up anywhere....

    With LE saying that they have flown out of state to interview people I wonder if they think she may have been brought out of state by Slayburgh?

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    Can someone help me? I am confused...

    I have been in touch with someone from NamUs to varify Tammie's info. He was kind enought to verify that dentals were on file but said that any other info would have to come from NCMEC. He said " The MP case is a NCMEC case and they have their given guidelines on how they handle cases for juveniles they will follow. I was glad to help get the process started with the information you provided, but now I need to let NCMEC take the lead in this and handle it accordingly."

    I have sent several emails to NCMEC as well as being copied on the emails the contact at NamUs has sent them and I have not gotten a single response from NCMEC.

    I am confused, maybe this is standard procedure with a minor but I have not run into this before. Has anyone else experienced this? Why can't NamUs help me with the info that is in their files???

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    OK. I finally heard back from NCMEC. They said they cannot release any case information so now I need to call the local PD. All I am asking is what type DNA is on file and if it has been entered into CODIS. I don't understand why this case is different from others???

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    email sent to Saratoga Springs PD...

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    NCMEC typically only releases case information to LE and to family. I have never had NCMEC give me any information regarding any case.
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