Tamika Antonette Huston (December 11, 1979 - May 2004) was a 24-year-old African American woman who disappeared from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and was subsequently found murdered.
Tamika was last seen by family and friends on or around May 27, 2004 in Spartanburg. She was first reported to authorities as missing on June 14. Subsequently, police began an intensive investigation into her disappearance. On June 20, her 1991 black Honda CRX was found abandoned at the Barksdale Apartments located at 350 Pierpont Avenue in Spartanburg. It had apparently been abandoned in that location for approximately the same amount of time Tamika had last been seen.
The investigation’s biggest break came when the Spartanburg Public Safety Department discovered that a key found in the Honda had been matched to an apartment unit located at the Fremont School Apartment complex and blood evidence found in that Spartanburg apartment matched Tamika Huston’s DNA.
In August 2005, more than a year after Ms. Huston was first reported missing, a positive identification was made on human remains found off Highway 290 in Duncan, South Carolina.