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Gathering Held To Mark 40 Year Anniversary of Tammy Rothganger’s Disappearance

All News RSS Feed Crime Front Page News Thursday, May 16th, 2024

It was a somber gathering at Rock Island Park in Eldon Thursday night as the family of Tammy Rothganger and others got together.

Thursday was the 40th anniversary since Tammy, who was only 15 at the time, was last seen getting into a car near the high school.

Since then, a suspect was identified as Martin Dean Priest who was being held on a life sentence for an unrelated murder in Wichita, Kansas.

Priest was eventually charged in Miller County in January-2016 with first-degree murder and found guilty in connection to Rothganger’s disappearance despite her body never being found.

Priest was sentence to life in prison to run concurrent with the Kansas sentencing.

The remembrance ceremony for Rothganger began at 6:00pm.

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Reporter Mike Anthony