Edgefield County, SC (WJBF) – Questions, without answers, still surround the disappearance of Tammy Kingery.
The Edgefield mom’s story made national news when she went missing more than a year ago. She went missing on September 20th, 2014.
For weeks, volunteers searched countless hours looking for Tammy within a 10-mile radius of her home.
WJBF News Channel 6 spoke with her husband, Park Kingery, on the anniversary of his wife’s disappearance. During that interview, Park expressed his concern about search efforts for his wife. He says, even with all of the ground that’s already been covered, there is still one place that still lies untouched.
“I just can’t believe that we really don’t know any more than the day that she left. I mean, we really don’t know any more than that day, and that’s been Hell, actually,” Park Kingery shared.
With no one behind bars and nobody found, Kingery says he’s beginning to lose hope. Then, he remembers a conversation he had with a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officer.
“Trying to get some water searched, that’s something that hasn’t been done, yet. There’s several bodies of water not far from here, within walking distance, so I’m trying to get that accomplished, just to make sure she’s here or not here,” Kingery explained.
With more than a year in the past, and no evidence found, Park wonders why local law enforcement has not searched nearby bodies of water. “We really don’t know where she’s at, so why not check what we can and eliminate, or find her,” he said.
A map of Mealing Road, where Tammy Kingery is alleged to have gone missing from, shows at least three large bodies of water nearby. “It’s finding some kind of answer, you know, kind of even if she is found, there is still going to be a million questions, so any answer or any clue would be helpful,” Kingery explained.
A spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office confirms they have not put divers in the water. He wouldn’t give any more information on the investigation.
We are still waiting to find out what it would take to get divers to search the waters.
“Still trying to get that accomplished, still waiting to hear back on the answer of that being done, so it’s kind of waiting game to see what they’re going to do,” Kingery said.
We reached out to someone with SLED, who directed all of my questions to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. The state is assisting with whatever the county needs, but the county is the lead in this investigation.