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Tomeka Jefferson Still Missing After BF Was Found Murdered in 1996

Tomeka Jefferson Still Missing After BF Was Found Murdered in 1996

Tomeka Jefferson Courtney Williams Missing Murder

It had been two days since Courtney Williams’s roommate had contact with him before he reported him missing. The last time anyone saw the 27-year-old was on February 15, 1996, while Courtney was with his girlfriend, 24-year-old Tomeka Jefferson. The couple was at Courtney’s apartment in Ellicott City, Maryland, when Tomeka reportedly spoke with her relatives in the evening. It was around 10:00 p.m. when she told them she and Courtney planned to go out, but what happened to the couple remains a mystery.

It would take four days for Tomeka’s loved ones to report her as a missing person. It’s unclear where the couple was headed on their night out, but they were never seen alive again. Tomeka was a responsible woman, so people grew even more concerned when she didn’t show up for work at a Baltimore law firm where she was employed as a legal clerk. Then, on February 21, the investigation into the missing couple gained steam after Tomeka’s car was found behind an apartment building in a high-crime area. It’s unknown what evidence was found inside the 1995 Nissan Quest. However, the vehicle had been abandoned in an area known for drug activity.

A Crooked Cop Is Investigated

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Courtney Williams

Reports state that Courtney Williams was a drug dealer who allegedly made upwards of $30,000 per week and had a criminal record. Courtney’s drug running included work with Thomas “Archie” Smith, who answered to Courtney as his lieutenant. On April 7, Courtney’s remains were located floating face-up in Gwynns Falls. He had been shot multiple times.

This is where the story takes a bit of a turn. A month after the gruesome discovery, Baltimore police officer Andre Johnson was investigated. Arrest documents were found inside Courtney’s vehicle. When authorities looked into the paperwork, they found they were forged records for Thomas “Archie” Smith, who they later learned was a childhood friend of the patrolman. The investigation uncovered this story: Smith told Courtney the police seized his drugs during an arrest. Yet, it’s unclear if that was the truth. Still, Smith needed paperwork to prove his story, so he paid Johnson $200 for the forged documents. Johnson also later admitted that he worked as an “enforcer” for Smith.

Officer Charged, Woman Remains Missing

Johnson was charged with bribery, malfeasance, and filing a false public document. He resigned from the police department and was arrested. Later, Johnson would tell authorities that he overheard Smith and Courtney’s brother, Christopher Black, discussing the murder. The former officer said he didn’t intervene or attempt to stop the crime from happening, nor did he share information with authorities when Johnson was paged as soon as Courtney was killed. Smith and Black were reportedly jealous that Courtney made so much money as a drug dealer.

Over the years, dozens of bodies have been found near Gwynns Falls in Baltimore’s Leakin Park. Despite Johnson’s statements, no one has been arrested concerning Courtney’s murder. Tomeka Jefferson remains a missing person, and the status of her case is unknown.

Tomeka Jefferson: What To Know

At the time of her disappearance, Tomeka Jefferson stood 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 135 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Distinguishing marks or what she was last seen wearing is unknown. Some agencies report that her DNA, fingerprints, and dental records aren’t on file. Tomeka’s middle name is Jill.

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Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at (410) 887-2214 or their local authorities.

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