The final batch of episodes from Unsolved Mysteries arrived on Netflix today, with Volume 3 exploring all sorts of mysterious cases, from sudden disappearances to horrific murders.


However, viewers can't stop talking about one of the first cases in the season – the murder of Michigan father David Carter, whose body was found dismembered in 2018.

The Netflix docuseries, which also looks at the deaths of Tiffany Valiante and Jim Barrier, as well as the disappearance of Marie Elizabeth Spannhake, looks into Carter's murder and the main suspect in the case, his girlfriend Tammy Williams, who is currently on the run.

Since the episode – titled Body in Bags – arrived on the streamer, there have been further developments regarding the whereabouts of Williams. But who is she, and what happened to her?

Here’s everything we know about Tammy Williams and her possible whereabouts today.

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Who is Tammy Williams?

David Carter and his son DJ
David Carter and his son DJ. Netflix

Tamera 'Tammy' Williams is a 43-year-old woman who is currently wanted by the US Department of Justice for "mutilation, dismemberment of a dead body, tampering with evidence, and felony firearm" in relation to David Carter's death, according to Fox2.

Williams, who worked at a medical centre and was also a travel agent, had been dating David Carter – a factory worker in Michigan – for six months before he was reported missing.

On 28th September 2018, Williams had attended the football game of Carter's son DJ, alongside Carter and his family, with DJ's mother Samia Conner telling Unsolved Mysteries: "David and Tammy came to the game together, but weren't together at the game."

Two days later, DJ was supposed to stay with his father, however Conner allegedly received a text from Carter's phone in which he said that he was ill. DJ visited his father's house to pick up some belongings and reportedly saw Williams taking out the bins.

"She ran to the apartment door – like ran," DJ told the Netflix documentary. "And when I got to my dad's house, the door was locked. You'd have thought since she saw me, she'd have left it unlocked but I had a key."

Williams allegedly told DJ that Carter had gone out for a walk. However, on 2nd October, Carter's colleague told his family that he hadn't shown up to work in three days.

The family then visited his apartment and reportedly found it unlocked and a large blood stain underneath the bed and on top of his mattress, which had been punctured with a gunshot hole.

Carter's sister, Tasia Carter-Jackson, told the docuseries: "On the Tuesday night, after we saw the stain and the bullet hole, I called Tammy and I said, 'Tammy – I'm going to ask you one more time, where is my brother.'

"And she said, 'Tasia, I don't know what you're talking about. I haven't seen him since Sunday.' She showed no concern as to me telling her that he was missing."

Williams was initially arrested on 5th October 2018 after Carter's body was found four days prior, however she was released from custody as there wasn't enough evidence to hold her.

She fled Detroit in mid-October of that year, according to ClickOnDetroit, after which the authorities began looking for her.

Where is Tammy Williams now?

The US Department of Justice is still looking for Williams, with the Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Aaron Garcia telling Fox2 in September 2021: "We are going to find you.

He added: "We have been investigating this case for three years and we've had very little cooperation at this point."

The US Marshals are reportedly offering a $10,000 reward for information about Williams.

Andrew Battersby of the US Marshals Task Force in Detroit believes that she could be "a dangerous woman", adding: "The weapon that was used has not been recovered so she's probably armed and dangerous."

According to Battersby, Williams was seen in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 16th October 2018, where she withdrew cash and had dinner at a restaurant.

On 17th October, she allegedly took a train to Chicago and then another train to Penn Station, New York City and checked into the Neptune Hotel in her name. She is reported to have stayed one night and on 18th, was spotted on camera leaving the hotel – which was the last time she was seen.

"She could have short braids, she could be wearing wigs," Battersby added. "The one thing that's common on her though – she has a huge rose tattoo on her left shoulder that goes from the elbow all the way up over the shoulder. That rose bouquet is going to stand out."

On October 31st 2022, Unsolved Mysteries executive producer Terry Dunn Meurer told TMZ that the episode has led to law enforcement receiving more than 90 tips from viewers.

It was reported that US Marshals supervisory deputy Jimmy Allen also confirmed that police have received "quite a lot of tips", all claiming Williams is still on American soil.

Unsolved Mysteries returned to Netflix on Tuesday 18th October. Volumes 1 and 2 are available to stream now. Read our guides to the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix.

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