True Crime writer Chelsea Hoffman is known for her prolific coverage of missing persons cases, serial killers and other related topics.
Tiffany Joy Odom
Tiffany Joy Odom disappeared almost two weeks ago, according to authorities in Augusta, Georgia. The 26-year-old woman was reportedly last seen around the 400 block of Harmon Street, but hasn't made any contact with her loved ones since then. This is a developing case that is growing in urgency, but after two-weeks-missing what could come of the search? Furthermore, could social media lend a hand in figuring out what happened to her?
Tiffany's Social Media Presence Is Disturbing
The missing woman has more than one Facebook account, but none of them have any public posts newer than 2017. She also has a YouTube account that presents a (now-deleted) bio—in which she claims that she shot herself in the head when she was 19-years-old. Photos of the woman across social media—and provided in media reports of her disappearance—show that she does indeed have an indented scar on her forehead, in the area slightly between her eyes. Her social media posts also indicate that she lost her fiance to some sort of medical condition. She posted publicly in January 2017 to declare that she had become a widow.
"I am a widow.....I love U Josh."
Over the years, Tiffany Joy Odom's social media posts have attracted worried comments from friends -- some posts including photos that show her with blackened eyes, which indicate she'd recently been a victim of violence. In other posts, the now-missing woman claimed to have autism, and praised the Christian god very frequently.
Where Is Tiffany Joy Odom?
Her mother's Facebook page is active with posts about the situation. In one post, Celia Leclair claims that Tiffany may have left the state of Georgia with strangers, and that she could possibly be in South Carolina. If this is true, it could be very difficult to track the missing woman down safely. What's more, media reports haven't mentioned this detail about the case, which could harm the case more than help it. If other states are alerted about Tiffany Joy Odom's disappearance, the public could be more on alert in case she is seen in public and potentially recognized.
Authorities in Augusta, Georgia are looking for any information that could lead to the missing woman's whereabouts. If you've seen Tiffany Odom, or if you think you might know where she is, please do not hesitate to contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The number to call is (706) 821-1080.
Other Causes Remain Unsolved in Richmond County
Aside from the disappearance of Tiffany Odom, there are multiple unsolved cases in the Augusta, Georgia area. Fifteen of those unsolved cases are listed on NamUs, and some of them have been unsolved for many years. One of those cases is the disappearance of Deborah Fortunato Dill, who hasn't been seen since March 24, 2006. Dill would be 62-years-old right now, but it is not known if she is alive or dead. What is known, is that there has been no activity on her bank account since she went missing, which is never a good detail in any case.
Hopefully the disappearance of Tiffany Joy Odom is solved soon, and doesn't end up among the numerous unsolved cases in the Augusta, Georgia area. However, with her gone missing now for two weeks—and the claims made by her mother—it's hard to tell what the outcome could possibly be in this particular case.