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    Cadaver Dogs Search for Missing Georgia Teacher

    Nov 2, 2005

    Irwin County Sheriff Donnie Youghn says cadaver dogs are searching ponds and the area around Tara Grinstead's home. This is the first time cadaver dogs were brought out.

    Search and rescue crews are also searching the south part of the county from 129 to highway 90 on horse, foot, four-wheeler and by air.

    It's been nine days of searching, hoping and waiting, but family members and friends of missing teacher Tara Grinstead still have no answers. The last time they saw Tara was Saturday, October 23 at a friend's home in Ocilla. Tara's originally from Hawkinsville.

    So far authorities have not released any suspects or leads in the case, which friends say makes the days seem even longer. Still, they're not giving up.

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    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/g...?storyid=46616

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    It's interesting that her former boyfriend was in town the day of the Pageant. If she was pushing the relationship, and he was backing off, it seems like he wouldn't want to be around her. I wonder if he still had the key to her house. The glove is suspicious.

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    Well, I just checked Google News, and there is no update tonight.

    This is a real mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowerSinger
    Hi LillyRush.
    I wrote that entry a few days ago. BEFORE it was known about this lamp being smashed. Just when it was known her purse and keys were gone, car was still there. And written before the police released the info about the alarm clock, or the neighbors watching her habits.
    I didn't see the timestamp of your post at first, showersinger. Sorry.
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    I saw a preview of Greta's show for Wednesday, and they mentioned something about a problem with a student. But darn, I fell asleep and missed it! Anybody catch this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justthefacts
    I saw a preview of Greta's show for Wednesday, and they mentioned something about a problem with a student. But darn, I fell asleep and missed it! Anybody catch this?
    I think that may just be about the one we've already been hearing about who had knocked on her door and had a crush on her, and she had to call the police about. I'm just guessing though. If so, there's news on him in Steve's blog and some links in earlier posts on this thread.

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    The ex-student they talked about on Greta last night actually was caught trying to break into her house. Neighbors saw it and called police. It happened only 4mths ago.

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    I have been following this case and the ex-student is setting off the hinky meter more so than the ex-boyfriend. Poor Tara.

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    As many as 60 volunteers with four-wheel-drive trucks and search dogs combed rural areas east of Ocilla today, but Irwin County Sheriff Donnie Youghn said investigators have no solid leads in the case of missing teacher Tara Grinstead.

    There have been almost daily searches by foot, air and horseback -- around the south-central Georgia town of Ocilla for a popular high school history teacher and former beauty queen who vanished Oct. 24.

    There have been concerned hallway hugs between faculty and students alike at Irwin County High School, and a public prayer vigil Oct. 25 at the Irwin County Courthouse. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has made inquiries and a $30,000 reward has been raised by the community, but there has been no sign of Grinstead, 30, a teacher at Irwin County High for the past eight years and Miss Tifton in 1999.

    A reward for information leading to the teacher's whereabouts and safe return was raised to $80,000 today by $50,000 pledge by Liberty National Insurance of Birmingham, Ala.
    http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metr...metsearch.html

    After ten days of investigation, Ocilla Police Chief Billy Hancock said authorities have no suspects in the disappearance of Irwin County High School teacher Tara Grinstead.

    "I don't feel like we're making any headway to calling someone a suspect and ruling everybody else out," he said.

    "Certainly, anyone that had any acquaintances with her is someone that they're trying to question and get information from."

    He said everyone has cooperated in the investigation.

    Hancock said authorities are still considering any possibility and getting leads in the case, but no solid leads.

    Her father has hired what she called a "private recovery agent," who she said is trying to find Grinstead.

    She said the agent isn't as concerned with trespassing and civil rights as police or GBI, and so far has found new information, but she wouldn't say what that is.
    http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/13066460.htm
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by englishleigh
    I have been following this case and the ex-student is setting off the hinky meter more so than the ex-boyfriend. Poor Tara.
    Yes, from what I had read, she was not over her ex-boyfriend.
    Her ex-boyfriend of 6 years had broken off the relationship months ago and she has hard time getting over him. Reported on blogs. So I don't suspect him, honestly.

    The ex-student, now 20, was infatuated (maybe still is) was Tara.
    Banged on her door. She called police ... filed order.
    As far as I have read, no further action taken.
    I believe this was in Rita's transcript. He might raise an eye brow.

    However, I also read $300 cash was found in the console in her unlocked door.

    Facts: Her keys and purse are missing.
    House was locked.
    Usually her bedroom light is on when she gets home.
    She obviously came home, her car was there and she changed clothes.
    So she came home and left the house...
    either of her own volition or against her will.

    Possible scenarios due to the info in the news right now:
    *Stranger abduction, being held hostage
    *Random stranger murdered her
    *Possible robbery gone wrong, murdered her
    *Ex-student murdered her
    *Ex-boyfriend murdered her
    *Someone else she knew murdered her
    *Stalker murdered her
    *She committed suicide
    *She ran off to be alone, distraught and depressed over the ex.

    Nothing in the news has pointed to anything specific yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    Yes, from what I had read, she was not over her ex-boyfriend.
    Her ex-boyfriend of 6 years had broken off the relationship months ago and she has hard time getting over him. Reported on blogs. So I don't suspect him, honestly.

    The ex-student, now 20, was infatuated (maybe still is) was Tara.
    Banged on her door. She called police ... filed order.
    As far as I have read, no further action taken.
    I believe this was in Rita's transcript. He might raise an eye brow.

    However, I also read $300 cash was found in the console in her unlocked door.

    Facts: Her keys and purse are missing.
    House was locked.
    Usually her bedroom light is on when she gets home.
    She obviously came home, her car was there and she changed clothes.
    So she came home and left the house...
    either of her own volition or against her will.

    Possible scenarios due to the info in the news right now:
    *Stranger abduction, being held hostage
    *Random stranger murdered her
    *Possible robbery gone wrong, murdered her
    *Ex-student murdered her
    *Ex-boyfriend murdered her
    *Someone else she knew murdered her
    *Stalker murdered her
    *She committed suicide
    *She ran off to be alone, distraught and depressed over the ex.

    Nothing in the news has pointed to anything specific yet.
    It appears that her bedroom is where a confrontation took place (alarm clock on floor, lamp cracked). If someone had forced their way into her house, there would have been signs of struggle in the living room, not just the bedroom. Since there isn't any evidence that someone broke into her house, I tend to think she let someone she knew into the house that night.

    I don't know about anyone else, but when I lived alone, I wouldn't answer the door that late at night (after 11 p.m.) without checking first to see who it was. I certainly wouldn't have opened the door to a stranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynilpa
    It appears that her bedroom is where a confrontation took place (alarm clock on floor, lamp cracked). If someone had forced their way into her house, there would have been signs of struggle in the living room, not just the bedroom. Since there isn't any evidence that someone broke into her house, I tend to think she let someone she knew into the house that night.

    I don't know about anyone else, but when I lived alone, I wouldn't answer the door that late at night (after 11 p.m.) without checking first to see who it was. I certainly wouldn't have opened the door to a stranger.
    Maybe a confrontation, maybe not ... the lamp is sometimes knocked over by the cat, I had read ... rather rambunctious cat ... cats can also climb over things and push buttons on clocks believe it or don't. Was this the night of daylight savings when we were to set clocks back? Maybe she was messing with her clock when the cat knocked the lamp over or when someone knocked on the door. As far as was reported, there were no apparent signs of a confrontation. The lamp was cracked but put back in place... could've been cracked on another occasion is what I recall the sister said but I could be mistaken. Let me find some quotes...

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    I'm just going to quote your post since you already have the info here ...
    here's the info about the clock and the lamp...
    I'm not thinking it's as big of a deal. Maybe it is, but I am not thinking it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtFox
    This is a truly baffling case so far!

    Here is the Nancy Grace Transcript for Halloween night - it's got a ton of details and an interview with her sister.

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../31/ng.01.html

    NANCY GRACE: Any forced entry?

    GATTIS: There`s no evidence of that.

    GRACE: And the only thing amiss was the clock radio at her bedside was under the bed. Was it still plugged in?

    GATTIS: Yes, ma`am.

    GRACE: Still plugged in, but six hours later?

    GATTIS: Correct.

    GRACE: And the lamp by the bedside cracked but still on the bedside table?

    GATTIS: That`s correct, too.

    GRACE: Also, Anita, her clothing that she wore to the party that evening, it was found in the home?

    GATTIS: It was. It looks like that she changed into maybe the clothes she was going to sleep in that night.

    GRACE: Why do you say that?

    GATTIS: Well, she had made the comment that she was tired and was going to go home and watch the video from the pageant. She normally put on sweat pants and a t-shirt to sleep in.

    GRACE: Now, she told you this?

    GATTIS: No, this is what she told the people at the party she was at.

    GRACE: Oh, OK. Now, was she drinking at the party?

    GATTIS: Tara does not drink. She never has drank.

    GRACE: So her clothing, Anita, was it laid out, like, you know, when I take my clothes off in the evening, I normally put them away or throw them in the dirty clothes, one or the other. Were they put away neatly, or were they found lying on the floor? Where were they?

    GATTIS: The shoes were found lying on the floor, which a friend of mine told me was very unusual, because they were fairly expensive pair of shoes. She usually boxed them up and put them in the closet. The rest of her clothes were lying piled on a chest.

    GRACE: Piled on a chest. Would that be normal for her?

    GATTIS: It appears so. There were more clothes on that chest, also.

    GRACE: Yes. Now, Anita, you stated she normally sleeps in sweat clothes, shirt, you know, socks maybe. Did you go through her home looking? I remember the Laci Peterson case. Her family went through looking for things, because they were familiar with her habits. Did you do this?

    GATTIS: I have somewhat. But she has so much clothes it`s really hard to tell exactly what`s missing.

    GRACE: What`s interesting to me is her car`s still there. Only missing is her purse and her keys. Wasn`t her cell phone put back on the charger?

    GATTIS: Yes, ma`am. It was by her bed, where the lamp and the clock were.

    GRACE: Still sitting in the charger?

    GATTIS: Correct.

    GRACE: You know, I just want to ask you one more thing about these keys and this pocketbook. Did she normally put her keys, like, on the table separate from her pocketbook, or would she put the keys back in her pocketbook?

    GATTIS: Back in her pocketbook.

    GRACE: So the fact that she had keys and pocketbook missing could mean she simply grabbed the purse and left.

    GATTIS: I guess that`s so.

    GRACE: And, Anita, one more thing about the home. The lights in the home, were the lights on or off? And is she an energy freak like me? Would she cut off all the lights but a night light or what?

    GRACE: She left a porch light on. And the lamp by her bedside table she always turned on so that her neighbors would know that she was home. And that had not seen that lamp on since Friday night.

    GRACE: So it was on Friday night?

    GATTIS: It was on Friday night. It never got turned on Saturday night.

    GRACE: You know, Anita, that is a very interesting fact. Listen, when she would come in, would that bed light already be on or would she go in there and cut it on?

    GATTIS: She would go in there and cut it on. That was her normal habit.

    GRACE: Doesn`t it sound to you, based on that fact, that someone was either in the home or followed her into the home. And when she went to the bedroom to flick the light on, the neighbors never saw that light come on?

    GATTIS: That`s what they`ve told me. Yes, ma`am.

    ~much more at link~
    Maybe the lightbulb burnt out??
    It's just weird to me that the phone and the lamp were still on the bedside table but the clock wasn't, which makes me think that the cat knocked it off.

    If she left with someone she knew, and took her purse, maybe she thought she would be right back?
    If someone killed her, why would they take her purse and nothing else?
    Unless it was a robbery?
    But she had her car unlocked and $300 cash in the console.
    Wouldn't they check there?
    Wouldn't her dog have barked at all?
    If her neighbors were nosey enough to notice the bedroom light on or off, wouldn't they notice a dog barking wildly or not?

    This doesn't make sense.
    Which is why I think she went for a ride with someone or left on her own for a walk.

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    Search continues for Tara Grinstead

    The sheriff says though they haven't found the missing high school teacher, there have been some positives.

    Wednesday, they recovered four pounds of marijuana while searching old buildings in the county. Something family members say the 30 year old would have been proud of because she had previously worked with the DARE program.

    Though authorities say they aren't sure what happened to Grinstead and have not identified any suspects, they are urging everyone to be cautious and keep their eyes open.

    More:
    http://walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=4071274

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    Holy moses, that's a lot of pot!
    Pardon my ignorance, but how much do you think that is worth, dollarwise???

    Do you think someone might have been bribing Tara for money??
    Hence, the $300 CASH in her unlocked car and why she took her purse with her?

    It's just weird that they mentioned that in her story....

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    From Steve's blog, after writing about information given to him regarding Tara's breakup with her long-term boyfriend...
    Titled "The Men in Tara's Life"

    "Sources close to the investigation unanimously agree -- what disarray there might have been at Tara's home was so minimal as to provide police with very little reason to think a confrontation or struggle had taken place. The first investigators on the scene also attached very little significance to certain details like Tara's phone being in her bathroom, and her bedside lamp being "broken." It had apparently been broken before, perhaps as a result of rambunctious behavior by Tara's cat, Herman."

    More: http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/a...grinstead.html

    Nov 2nd entry, very good one!!

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