When a Georgia woman attends a casual girls’ night in with other moms from her son’s football team, the last thing her family expects is for her to never come home. The party host and other guests say she must have fallen to her death while they all slept, but the physical evidence contradicts their story in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Tamla Horsford is pictured with her husband, Leander Horsford, who survived her along with their six children. Her death was a shock to them all.
Tamla was well-known for enthusiastically supporting her children in all their endeavors. She even brought her own megaphone to her son’s football games.
Tamla and Leander are pictured together on their wedding day. They were married for many years and raised six children together. They were looking forward to the arrival of their first grandchild whenever Tamla was killed.
Pictured: the balcony that some allege Tamla fell off of, to her death. It’s unknown how or why she might have made it over the railing of her own volition.
Pictured: yellow flags mark where Tamla’s body was found in a prone position. The positioning of her body was consistent with her having been unconscious or deceased already at the time of her alleged fall.
Pictured: the view from the balcony to the ground below, where Tamla’s body was found.
Pictured: the home Tamla was invited to for an adult sleepover. Everyone but her left alive.
Pictured: the back of the home where Tamla died, including the balcony that some claim she fell from.
Pictured: the staircase leading down from the balcony some claim Tamla fell from.
Pictured: an investigator’s sketch of the scene where Tamla’s body was found.
Sources used to research this episode:
The Unanswered Questions of Tamla Horsford’s Death (Nile Cappello / Rolling Stone)
911 Call Re: the Discovery of Tamla’s Body (Forsyth County E-911 Communication Center via 11Alive News)
New Documents Detail Cops’ Bungling Response to Tamla Horsford’s Death (Nile Cappello / Rolling Stone)
Tamla Horsford Autopsy Report and Various Investigative Documents (Forsythe County)
Tamla Horsford Died at a Slumber Party in 2018. Her Family Still Wants Answers. (Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast)
At What Height Do Falls Become Deadly? (safeopedia.com)
Zygomatic Arch Fracture (Jeffrey M. Bergeron and Blake S. Raggio / Statpearls / International Library of Medicine)
Cops: Forsyth County Court Officer Fired After Leaking Death Investigation Info (Zachary Hansen / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution )
Court Officer Terminated for Allegedly Leaking Confidential Information (Alexandre Popp / Forsyth County News)
11Alive News Coverage of 1987 Racial Justice March in Forsyth County (11Alive News via YouTube)
#TamlaHorsford: Timeline of a Mother’s Death (Natalie Finn / 11Alive News)
Forsyth County Deputy Resigns, Accused of Sending Case Information to Girlfriends (Henri Hollis / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Former Deputy Sent Confidential Info to Two Women About Multiple Cases, Reports Show (Mike Petchenik / WSB-TV)
Forsyth County (Data Explorer)
If you know anything about the death of Tamla Horsford, please contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 770-781-2222 AND / OR the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 404-244-2600.
If you wish to write to the Forsyth County Sheriff, you may reach him via letter at:
Attn: Sheriff R. Freeman
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
100 East Courthouse Square
Cumming, GA 30040