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For Immediate Release

September 29, 2021 Aaron Garcia, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Michigan (313) 234-5600;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Increase Reward to $10K for Information on Woman
Accused of Boyfriend’s Brutal 2018 Murder

Tamera Renee WilliamsDetroit, MI – The U.S. Marshals Service Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) is requesting the public’s assistance with the location of a woman wanted for the brutal murder of her boyfriend in Melvindale in September 2018, and has increased the reward for information leading to her capture to $10,000.

The 24th District Court issued a felony warrant against Tamera Renee Williams, 39, on Dec. 20, 2018, for first-degree homicide, disinterring a dead body, and tampering with evidence following the murder of David Carter, 39. Williams is alleged to have dismembered Carter’s body and disposed of its parts along I-75 in Ohio in 2018. U.S. Marshals believe Williams fled the state in mid-October 2018. She has not been seen or heard from since she was identified as a person of interest.

The USMS elevated the investigation to major status, and the case has had a lot of media attention over the past years, including Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” and Investigation Discovery’s “In Pursuit with John Walsh.”

“Tamera Williams stands accused of a heinous, brutal crime,” said U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Michigan Owen Cypher. “That is what placed her on our most wanted list, and why her apprehension is our highest priority – to help David Carter’s family receive justice.”

Williams has worked in the medical field and as a travel agent. She is known to be a world traveler and has ties throughout the U.S. She also has close involvement with the Order of the Eastern Star.
Williams is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs approximately 190 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. She also has a large tattoo of roses on her left shoulder. She should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals 24-hour tip line at 313-234-5600 or send information via the USMS Tips App.

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Tamera Renee Williams (profile)        Tamera Renee Williams (tattoo)

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