Wanted fugitive: Woman charged in Downriver man's 'brutal murder' remains at large

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(WWJ) Where is Tamera Renee Williams?

Crime Stoppers is again renewing its call for tips to find the wanted woman, who disappeared after what federal authorities called the "brutal murder" of her boyfriend back in 2018.

David D. Carter, Sr. of Melvindale was found dead on October 1, 2019; his body — which had been stuffed into a sleeping bag — spotted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol along I-75. The 39-year-old Carter been missing since September 30, 2018, when he didn't show up for work, according to friends and family.

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.

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She is now wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) and Melvindale police on charges of first-degree homicide, disinterment of a dead body (mutilation), tampering with evidence and felony

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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. 

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Williams is described as a 39-year-old 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.

Crime Stoppers says 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 Highland Park.

As the search continues, Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for the tip that leads authorities to her location and arrest. Anyone with information on Williams' whereabouts, "or any information whatsoever," is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.  Tipster may also contact the U.S. Marshals 24-hour tip line at 313-234-5600, or send tips via email at usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.