Tammy Lynn Belanger

Left and Center: Tammy circa, 1984

Right: Age Progressed to age 36

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: November 13, 1984

Missing From: Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: February 23, 1976

Age: 8 years old

Height and Weight: 4’6″ and 70 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Tammy has a left lazy eye

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short tan jacket with blue sleeves, a purple sweater, an aqua colored jersey with thin black and white stripes, tan corduroy pants, tan suede boots, and green and blue socks. Tammy was last known to be carrying a red backpack with her name and house address on it

NCMEC Number: 600264

Details of Disappearance

Tammy was last seen in Exeter, New Hampshire on November 13th 1984. She left her residence that morning to walk to school. The walk was 15 minutes and a neighbor reported seeing Tammy crossing Court Street at approximately 8:00 am. Tammy never arrived to school and was never seen or heard from again afterwards.

Tammy wasn’t discovered to be missing until after the school day ended, her school did not verify children’s absences until after her disappearance. Investigators and various people searched for her. It’s said that over 200 people were involved in the search for Tammy. They searched woods and fields as well as ponds. No trace of her was ever found.

Investigators believe Tammy was abducted by a non family member. For many years, her family held onto hope that she was still alive and investigators also held out this hope. There were possible sightings of Tammy throughout the United States after her presumed abduction, some of these sightings went as far as California.

Investigators now believe Tammy was murdered on the same day she went missing. A man, Victor George Wonyetye Jr., has been a suspect in Tammy’s disappearance since December of 1984. He was questioned about her disappearance in the days after she was reported missing and his car was searched.

Victor has a criminal record that dates back to the 1960s for offenses like forced entry and larceny. He also has a record for sexual assault and was paroled in June of 1983 for a felony sexual assault he committed back in 1979. He had only served four years of a 7-15 year sentence.

He revoked his parole on December 28th 1984 because of a arrest in Florida and he was returned a New Hampshire State Prison in Concord where he was too serve the rest of his term.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Exeter Police Department 603-772-1212

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network