When one sits back and analyzes the information. You can make a "Who Done It" Murder Mystery out of this story. (Assuming one occurred to begin with)
So there are only 2 possible scenarios in my opinion.
*Tammy left of her own accord and never came back. And possibly attained an alternate identity.
*Tammy met with violence and or an accident after leaving of her own accord.
Ok, So I have seen a number of people on boards that feature this case say that Linda Curtis did it. (Tammy's Mom) I don't see any motive for that to be the case. Tammy was her bread and butter so to speak. There may have been tension at the time. But I do not think that Linda Curtis had anything to do with it. According to reports Linda Curtis was living with the Flanagans and she was running her talent agency at the same time as being Tammy's agent. A percentage of Tammy's income assisted her mother. Nothing to gain by getting rid of Tammy. I don't make too much out of the tension the two of them since Tammy was an 18 year old girl dealing with her mom. Anyone with kids can relate to that. Also, If Linda Curtis were involved in some way. She would have to have been aided by Keith Roberts. He picked her up. He was the last one to see her alive. Before she passed she alluded to Tammy being afraid of Roberts. And mentioned him in the police report. Her being involved just doesn't wash. She even tried assisting Tammy with her emotional issues she was having by having her admitted for a 72 hour evaluation. Some have hinted at psychological issues. I'm having my doubts on whether or not those issues were psychological to begin with. The Unsolved Mysteries segment tried to allude to her just being a nutcase. The more I read the less I believe that interpretation. Remember the rumor about Tammy possibly being 3 months pregnant? Maybe it was hormones.....
The interesting thing about Linda Curtis is her theory regarding what happened to her daughter kept evolving shall we say.
1) She was sure Roberts knew more than he let on. That Tammy was scared of Roberts. She seemed to be pointing a finger directly at him.
2) Then she was writing a book and screenplay accusing local elite of having something to do with it. Drug, Money Laundering, etc. Here is a quote from Linda Curtis about this:
"I want people over there to know I'm writing a book, I want to shake them up. I want the criminal to know they can't absorb my child or anyone's child without ultimately paying the penalty for it."
She also saidTammy stated a friend bragged to her on a large scale money operation in Brevard. Cops, Bankers, and Leading Citizens- the people in on the take were powerful enough to make Tammy fear she knew too much.
3) Then she was sure Christopher Bernard Wilder was involved. Interestingly she stated that someone who looked like him came in. She was sure it was either him or a twin.
Another statement that makes absolutely no sense in this scenario is "He talked to her, She was his contact." So she is either sure it was Wilder or his twin. Yet her daughter was his contact. She was Tammy's agent and she didn't know for sure if it was Wilder? Odd! One very interesting aspect of the Wilder scenario is that Linda filed the lawsuit against Wilder for a million dollars. She claims she only did so to get Wilder to answer questions about Tammy. Yet she filed for the lawsuit apparently (at least according to newspaper reports) AFTER Wilder was killed. So he couldn't have answered questions about Tammy. She later dropped the lawsuit tho. From what it looks like from my end. Her lawyer may have stated that its unlikely they'd win. And probably would have to put more money and effort into it than they were likely to receive even if they won.
KEITH ROBERTSWhat really escapes me is the last person to see her alive was Keith Roberts. Yet, At one point he was according to police "Immediately ruled out as a suspect" Why? I'd like to ask. I'm sure there are probably other cases where the last person to see a person alive was immediately ruled out as a suspect. But I can't remember any right off. Yet later on, Roberts broke two face to face meeting with the Police. So the Police obviously wanted to question Roberts. Yet he broke two meetings to do so. So now he was the last person to see her alive. And he also broke two appointments with Police. To be objective Roberts stated that he completely cooperated and was never asked by Police to come in for questioning. I'm not sure why the Police would lie about that. But they also stated that Linda Curtis's suspicions about Roberts never panned out either. Roberts also stated that he declined involvement with Unsolved Mysteries due in part to the questions that were being asked. Here is part of a Florida Today article by Billy Cox that talks about Roberts.
"Given no more information than we had, there wasn't much more we could do," Scraggs says. "There was nothing out of the ordinary about the guy. No criminal history, no nothing."
On the other hand, Scraggs recalls his two telephone conversations with Roberts as being "short and non-specific" He says the only thing that bothered him was when Roberts broke two appointments to come to the station for a face-to-face interview.
"That concerned me greatly," Scraggs says, adding, "Roberts was never properly interrogated."
Scraggs says he hasn't questioned Roberts in seven years.
Today, Roberts answers the telephone at a residential number on the original police report.
Roberts, a 30-year-old Melbourne car salesman, says he met Leppert in one of Curtis' acting classes around 1980. He says the Tami he remembers suffered a "drastic" and "weird" character change in the months before her disappearance. He says that she told him she was unhappy at home and that she wanted to leave.
"Everything seemed to be falling in on her at the time," Roberts says, "and she was acting real paranoid. She said that her mom had put her in a hospital against her will and that (Tami) was sleeping with a knife under her pillow - stuff like that. I don't know what happened to her. All I know is that there was this explosion, and she really freaked out."
Roberts says Leppert called him in Lakeland, where he worked in a bank, and asked him to drive over and pick her up. He says she also asked him to lend her some money.
"I didn't even have to get out of the car, she was waiting for me," Roberts says. "All I know is she wanted out."
Roberts says that he gave Leppert $300 and that she wanted him to drop her off with friends in Fort Lauderdale. Roberts says he didn't have time for that, suggesting instead that he take her home.
"At that point she said,'Let me out. Let me out! Stop, stop! So I just said OK, whatever you want," he says. "And that's the last I saw of her."
Roberts says that he cooperated fully with the police investigation and that he was never scheduled for an appointment at the Cocoa Beach police station. After initially agreeing to appear on "Unsolved Mysteries," Roberts backed out when he understood the proposed line of questioning.
"They were asking me questions like, 'Did I think Linda had anything to do with Tami's disappearance.' " Roberts says, "So I told them I wasn't gonna go on a show and start slinging mud on her mother. I told them everything I knew on the phone and that wasn't good enough."
Leppert had been undergoing emotional and physical problems for a few months and had met with "Keith" to talk things out, Curtis said. But the friend dropped Leppert off just two blocks south of the glass bank on SR A1A in Cocoa Beach after a heated discussion, Curtis said. He was the last person to see her.
"From what he says she was just really upset," Curtis said, "And he didn't know how to handle that."
They are combing the beach area and distributing fliers with Leppert's picture, as well as following up possible leads, Bartman said. But foul play is not suspected and there is no indication Leppert was taken anywhere against her will, Bartman said.
Leppert has blond hair, hazel eyes and, at 5-feet 4-inches tall, weighs about 105 pounds.
According to CCBPD Capt. Bob Wicker:
"I can't say there was anything unusual about the case. Other than some faintly problems I understand she was having at home."
I rate Keith Roberts high on my suspects list that's IF a crime was committed to begin with.