On Sunday, April 19, 1953, at 8:30-ish in the evening, Ronald H. Tammen, Jr., disappeared from his second-floor room in Fisher Hall on Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio. He left everything behind — his wallet, his string bass, his car, his clothing, even his toothbrush. No one could figure out what happened to Tammen. Miami University officials were mystified, the Oxford PD outwitted, the FBI flummoxed. Since the spring of 2010, I’ve been conducting my own search for Tammen and what his disappearance might tell us about this enigmatic 19-year-old who landed himself squarely in the middle of one of the most bedeviling mysteries ever to hit the state of Ohio.
An update: This blog is on hiatus as of April 20, 2019. But make no mistake: I’m still working on the case—just off the grid. (I need to save some secrets for the book right?) Currently, we’re awaiting word from an interagency panel to determine if my theory on what happened to Ronald Tammen is upheld. Once that happens–either way–everyone who follows me (through the blog, Facebook, or Twitter) will be notified. If you’re new to this site, feel free to bring yourself up to speed during this lull. Also, if you have a lead, comment, or question, you can use the contact form to communicate with me. Thank you!