|Tameka Anderson, age 25|
Tameka Anderson (25) has been missing since February 23rd, 2010. The mother-of-two was last seen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the Telco Federal Credit Union. Tameka went there to withdraw money from the ATM, which she planned to use to buy a car. After leaving the credit union, Tameka called multiple family members to tell them that she was headed to Galvez, Louisiana with an acquaintance to buy the vehicle. The car was never purchased and Tameka never returned home. She has never been seen or heard from again.
The acquaintance Tameka was with that day has not been publicly identified. It appears that Tameka’s family is unaware of that person’s identity. However, they do believe that this person had something to do with Tameka’s disappearance. In fact, Tameka’s aunt told reporters that she does not believe the acquaintance had any intentions of helping Tameka buy a car. The aunt explained, “I believe it was a setup. They knew she got her income tax. She told them how much money she had.” Still, investigators stated that they were unable to find any evidence of foul play and news about Tameka’s case seemed to fade as the months and the years passed.
Over time, Tameka’s family members grew frustrated with the lack of support from their community. Tameka’s brother believes that people in their community are sticking to “street code”, which means they refrain from speaking up or getting involved in the bad things they witness. Tameka’s brother attributes this to the rate of unsolved crimes in the Baton Rouge area. All of Tameka’s family members believe that someone has more information about Tameka’s disappearance that they are not sharing. Tameka’s aunt told reporters, “Someone saw something that morning. Someone saw Tameka get into a car as she left her house that morning. But nobody is talking.”
Tameka’s family members remain resilient in their search for Tameka. As part of their efforts, they are hoping to end the silence in their community as well. Tameka’s uncle stated, “With the silence in the communities, the abductions, shootings and robberies, we’ll never have a better community if we don’t communicate with each other.” For more information on this important issue, please visit this resource. Additionally, if you have any information about Tameka Anderson’s whereabouts, please contact the Baton Rouge Police Department at 914-737-7171.