Tamera Renee Williams

Tamera Renee Williams (Photo: US Marshals Service)

US Marshals: Woman Wanted For 'Brutal Murder' Of Melvindale Man

February 06, 2019 - 2:00 pm

MELVINDALE (WWJ) - Have you seen Tamera Renee Williams?

The U.S. Marshals Service Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) is asking for tips from the public to find the 39-year-old woman wanted for "the brutal murder" of her boyfriend in Melvindale, Michigan, on or around Sept. 29, 2018. 

David D. Carter, Sr. of Melvindale was found dead October 1 of last year; his body -- which had been stuffed into a sleeping bag -- spotted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol along I-75. The 39-year-old been missing since September 30, according to friends and family, when he didn't show up for work. 

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(Crime Stoppers)

Williams has not been seen or heard from since mid-October 2018 when she was identified as a person of interest in Carter's death, and federal authorities believe she may have fled the state. 

The 24th District Court in December issued a felony warrant charging her with for first-degree homicide, disinterring a dead body (mutilation), tampering with evidence and felony

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David Carter (Crime Stoppers)

U.S. Marshals believe Williams fled the state in mid-October 2018 and has not been seen or heard from since she was identified as a person of interest. 

According to federal authorities, 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., the Marshals Service said, and has close involvement with the Order of the Eastern Star, a Masonic fraternal organization open to both men and women. 

As the search for Williams continues, Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward in the case. A news conference re-issuing a call for tips was held Wednesday afternoon, with multiple members of the victim's family, Melvindale police officers and U.S. Marshals on hand. 

“No matter where a fugitive may try to flee or hide, we will pursue them, find them and bring them to justice,” said acting U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Michigan Mark Jankowski. 

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Williams tattoo is pictured (U.S. Marshals Service)
Crime Stoppers said Carter was a father who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of his son, and that of countless others as a beloved volunteer with the Melvindale Jr. Football League. He was also the entrepreneur behind “Lavish Habits Clothing”, and also worked full time at the Magna Seating Plant in

Williams is described as a black female, 5’5” tall and approximately 190 lbs. with brown eyes and hair. It is important to note that she has possibly changed her hair style and color. She  should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Williams' whereabouts should contact the U.S. Marshals 24-hour tip line at 313-234-5600, or send tips via email at usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.  

Cash rewards are paid by Crime Stoppers upon an arrest in a case. If that tip is received by midnight on Wednsday, Feburary 6, 2019, $1,000 will be added to the reward -- raising the total to $2,000.