Illinois State Police and FBI seek
public assistance in solving Tammy Zywicki murder
25th Anniversary of Tammy’s Death Ushers
Retesting of DNA Evidence
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[August 23, 2017]
- Illinois State Police (ISP) officials and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) are seeking the public’s assistance for
information regarding the kidnapping and murder of Tammy J. Zywicki.
August 23rd marks the 25th anniversary of Tammy’s death, and her
case remains active as the FBI and ISP continue exploring new leads,
examining 200 items of evidence, and retesting items with modern DNA
Some of Tammy's personal property are known to be missing, including
a Cannon 35mm camera and a Lorus brand musical wrist watch which
played the tune “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” with a green
umbrella on its face and a green band.
Also taken from Tammy was a red and white soccer
patch monogrammed with “St. Giles Soccer Club, Greenville, South
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Tammy was reportedly last seen with her car on
Interstate 80 at mile marker 83 in LaSalle County, Illinois, between
3:10 and 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 1992. She departed Evanston,
Illinois for college in Grinnell, Iowa, where she was expected to
arrive that evening. Later that day, Tammy’s car, a 1985 White
Pontiac T1000, was found by an ISP Trooper and marked as being
On August 24, 1992, the vehicle was towed by the ISP.
On that same evening, Tammy’s mother contacted the ISP and advised
that her daughter had not arrived at college.
On September 1, 1992, Tammy’s body was located along
Interstate 44 in rural Lawrence County, Missouri, which is located
between Joplin and Springfield, Missouri. She had been stabbed to
It was also reported that a truck tractor
semi-trailer was seen near Tammy’s vehicle during this time period.
The truck driver was described as a white male between 35 and 40
years-of-age, over six feet tall, with dark, bushy hair.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information
leading to the identification of the individual or individuals
responsible for this crime.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the ISP at (815)
726-6377, or the FBI Chicago Field Division at (312) 421-6700.
Callers can remain anonymous.
[Illinois State Police]