Coast family desperate to find missing Jackson woman

Coast family desperate to find missing Jackson woman
Family members of Tammyetta Spaulding. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Family members of Tammyetta Spaulding. (Photo source: WLOX News)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A South Mississippi family is desperate for help in the search for their loved one. Officials said no one has heard from Tammyetta Spaulding since Sept. 3, and she was last seen the previous day. With every passing moment, family members said they have become more concerned about the former Moss Point resident.

Family members of Tammyetta said the past few days have been agonizing. They said their cousin has never gone so long without calling.

"Her sister called me, which is my cousin, and said they hadn't spoken to her cause she's good at returning phone calls," said Jacqueline Spaulding.

Jacqueline said she tried contacting the mother of two and got no answer. That's when the family contacted Jackson police.

A few days later, her vehicle was found abandoned.

"Her vehicle, which is a blue Chevy Equinox, was reported abandoned in the area of Savannah St. and I-55," said Jackson Police Department Cmdr. Tyree Jones.

A major concern for law enforcement is Tammyetta, who is diabetic, doesn't have her medication on her.

"We don't have any evidence to say that she may have been harmed or she is in any other danger, but that is a high area of concern that she is missing and doesn't have her medication," said Jones.

Jacqueline said Tammyetta's father was the last one to briefly speak to her on Sept. 3. She reportedly told him she was at work.

"Come to find out, she wasn't. After that, I posted it on Facebook. I called the psych ward. I called the jail. I've gotten in touch with friends and family members," Jacqueline said.

Family members have posted fliers and taken their search to social media. Though they are holding on to hope that she's found, they say it's hard to not to fear the worst.

"Alone and experiencing something bad. Nobody knows, and she can't scream out for help. Like the worst," said Jacqueline.

Jackson police are asking anyone who may have scene Tammyetta recently or knows anything about this case to call them immediately at 601-960-1234.

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