On February 23rd, 2017 there was an arrest made in the murder investigation of Tara Grinstead. Please follow this link here for more information – http://abc7chicago.com/news/man-charged-with-murder-in-case-of-ga-teacher-missing-since-2005/1769324/
Missing since – 10-22-05
Missing from – Ocilla, GA
- Tara Grinstead
- 31 yrs. old
- Brown eyes
- Brown hair
- 5′ 3″ tall
- 110 lbs.
- There is no known description of the clothing she was wearing when she disappeared.
- last seen on – 10-22-05
- last seen in or around – Ocilla, GA
- Her house was locked and her car is parked at her home.
Tara disappeared from her home and has not been heard from since Saturday, October 22. On October 24, 2005 at 8:50am a report was made to the Ocilla Police Department by neighbors and coworkers who were concerned about her well being. Tara did not show up for work and they were unable to reach her. The last known contact with Tara was on Saturday October 22, 2005 at approx. 11:00 pm. There is no known description of the clothing she was wearing when she disappeared. Her house was locked and her car is parked at her home. The only items known to be missing are her purse and keys.
Tara Grinstead has been missing since October 22, 2005. During this time Tara Grinstead investigators and searchers have scoured the Georgia countryside looking for the missing school teacher. The searches had concentrated on wooded areas of Ocilla and Irwin County.
Released 3.19.06: Dr. Maurice Godwin has provided the following statement after his recent visit. A complete report will be posted soon. Please check back.
“Tara was attacked and abducted between 11:05 PM Sat. night and 5:00 AM Sunday morning. The perpetrator returned to Tara’s home sometime Monday morning after 12:15 am and dropped the latex glove. This suggests that the perpetrator was very comfortable with being in the area and his vehicle would not stand out for being at Tara’s house. HD did phone Faye Grinstead around 12:15 am Monday morning sitting in front of Tara’s home and Faye in turn phoned Mrs. Portier to see if she had seen Tara.”
Sites for Tara Grinstead
Her main website – FindTara.com
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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This is the approximate area reported –