“OK, Tammy is the key,” Samia, mom to now 20-year-old son D.J. Carter with David, recalled thinking at the time on Unsolved Mysteries. “She knows what happened.”
But by the middle of October, Tammy was nowhere to be found.
Tasia said on the show that at first she believed back in October 2018 that David had broken up with Tammy and she couldn’t take it—but, she added, “I never, never thought Tammy would be capable of murder. Never.”
Investigators concluded otherwise. On Dec. 20, 2018, Michigan’s 24th District Court issued a felony warrant for Tammy’s arrest on charges of first-degree homicide, disinterring a dead body and tampering with evidence.
In January 2019, authorities told Detroit’s 7 Action News that Tammy was the one who killed David. Police confirmed that Tammy was the person of interest who’d been taken into custody, but she was released—and then left town.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia told the station that Tammy was “a manipulative person, an evil person out there who thought this out, and—she killed her boyfriend.” They had tracked her as far as Brooklyn, N.Y., but then she disappeared off their radar.