LOS ANGELES-Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives made a plea to the public today, asking anyone with information about the disappearance of missing person Tamara Rummel to step forward. Tamara’s daughter last saw her mother when she dropped her off at the family home in an unincorporated area of Covina. It is believed Tamara left her home approximately 90 minutes later as a passenger in an unfamiliar sports utility vehicle with an unknown person(s). The last confirmed sighting of Tamara was on Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016 at a Covina-based bank automated teller machine.
Images of a man with Tamara were captured in still photos recorded by the bank ATM as Tamara withdrew money, however, detectives have not confirmed if this was the same person who left the house with Tamara earlier. Also suspicious, Tamara’s cell phone activity ended hours after the ATM transaction, and she has not been seen or heard from since.
Detectives would like to learn the identity of the man seen with Tamara at the bank, who may offer critical information in locating her.
The Rummel family described Tamara as a loving mother of four grown children and a doting grandmother of six, who retired ten years ago as a media director from a resource center for parents with special needs children. She is a responsible person who enjoyed home ownership, and interacting with friends and family. Tamara’s family said her disappearance and complete lack of communication since Friday, May 20, 2016 is highly uncharacteristic and has caused them great worry for her welfare.
The man seen in the bank’s ATM photos wore a white T-shirt and baseball cap with an unknown logo on the front.
Tamara Rummel is known by family and friends as “Tammy.” She is a 49-year-old white female with light brown hair and blue eyes, standing 5’3” tall and weighing 145 pounds.
If you have any information which may assist detectives in locating Tamara Rummeland returning her to her family, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau any time of day at 323-890-5500, and speak with investigators Sergeant Ken Perry or Sergeant Dan McElderry.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may deliver your tip through Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org http://lacrimestoppers.org/.