It has been 27 years since Tammy Albertson was last seen at a phone booth at the Mohler grocery store on Highway 53. That was on March 22, 1992. The 16-year-old’s remains were found March 17, 1993 in an area called God’s Valley near the northeast Tillamook County line.
Police said Albertson had been the victim of homicidal violence. According to Michelle Brewer, detective sergeant for Child Abuse Investigations division at the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, there are no new leads on the unsolved murder case.
“The case remains active and I still receive information regarding this unsolved homicide even 27 years later, but there is nothing I can say is a solid new lead,” Brewer said. “I do actively work this case.”
There was some speculation that Bobby Jack Fowler could have been a suspect in the killing, but there was no evidence to include or exclude him as a suspect, other than that he was in the Lincoln County area near the time of Albertson’s disappearance, Brewer said.
Fowler, who died in an Oregon prison in 2006, was the lead suspect in the 1995 murders of two women, 15-year-old Jennifer Esson and 16-year-old Kara Leas. Esson and Leas were last seen alive in Newport on Jan. 28, 1995. Their bodies were found two weeks later in an area of dense brush north of town. Fowler was also a suspect in several other cases.
Brewer said she is hopeful that someone will step forward with information that will break this case.
If you have any information about Tammy Albertson, contact Michelle Brewer at 503-815-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.