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    SC - Georgetown - White Female, 30-50, 18 Jan 2006 - Cheryl Connors, 20

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld...e/13670552.htm

    She was found partially skeletonized.

    Authorities think she may have died a month ago.

    Wearing Tennis Shoes, Blue Jeans and a Black Sweatshirt.



    I did a search on National Center for Missing Adults for Women missing between November 2005 and January 2006 and only 2 women, one was 19 and the other was 20 came up.

    I couldn't come up with any matches on the North American Missing People's network that matched the age description, and that were missing in November or December 2005.

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    I checked the Trucker Boards (Thanks Kelly!) as they have a list of recently missing people (last 30 days), by State. http://www.truckingboards.com/trucki...play.php?f=103

    Unfortunately, after the 30 days, the State is edited out for some reason and they are placed in the general forum - so tracking becomes extremely difficult. Or possibly placed in a "non viewable to guest" forum.

    Anyway I did go into the general missing person's forum, and slowly, one by one, checked all the femals missing up until the "last post of 11-08-05". I figured that would cover missing women to the beginning of November. I did not find an East Coast match to the description. There are a few women on the West Coast that would match... but not the East coast.

    I'm wondering, because this murder would have happened between Thanksgiving and Christmas (date is around Dec 16, 2005), if it was a woman visiting from another State?

    P.S. I also "tried" to use www.missingabducted.com but their new format (automated links) made it too frustrating. I kept getting snippets of information so I'd click on a link only to find whatever article had been replaced by an advertisement!

    Its sad, because I used to LOVE this site... but now its more of an immediate alert site, than a missing person's site - and we need that too.

    Anyway, a long post to say "I struck out".

    Description of the Unidentified Woman:

    Race: White
    Age: 30-50
    "Small Frame" <<<I took this to mean petite
    Georgetown, SC
    Body Found: January 16, 2006
    Estimated date of death: About a month before

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    The first person I thought about was Tara Grinstead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach
    The first person I thought about was Tara Grinstead.
    Me too. I was trying to see if they had the color hair. She went missing 10-22-05.

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    Based on the information that has been provided so far, Tara went missing 2 months before this lady is estimated to have died.

    1. Tara is listed as 5'3" and 125 lbs - which could be considered as small framed.
    2. Tara is 30, Jane Doe is estmated to be between 30-50
    3. Tara went missing from Ocilla, Georgia, Jane Doe was found in Georgetown, County, South Carolina - according to Google Maps they are approximately 341 mi (about 8 hours 44 mins) apart.

    ***Considering that Tara *may* have been abducted, if she was held then this could be her.

    I could find no mention of hair color for Jane Doe.

    I only searched as far back as early November for missing people.

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    I gave in and called the Georetown Sherrifs office and spoke to a really nice officer. I will be emailing all the information we found that is available on this thread, also with the suggested possible match to Tara Grinstead.

    The police officer said the hair of Jane Doe was brown or auburn.

    According to this missing person's site on Tara, her hair is brown:
    http://www.poeforward.com/mrperfumer...ing/grinstead/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PonderingThings
    I gave in and called the Georetown Sherrifs office and spoke to a really nice officer. I will be emailing all the information we found that is available on this thread, also with the suggested possible match to Tara Grinstead.

    The police officer said the hair of Jane Doe was brown or auburn.

    According to this missing person's site on Tara, her hair is brown:
    http://www.poeforward.com/mrperfumer...ing/grinstead/
    Thanks for doing that. Now I have chills upon discovering that Jane Doe's hair is brown or auburn.

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    If it isn't Tara, I'm wondering if it could be a tourist? The I-95 is a preferred route for people from the East Coast, including Canada, to travel on to head to the Southern States (including Florida). Its about 1 hr & 45 minutes from the I-95 to Georgetown.SC (I know Jane Doe was found in the county and I'm assuming its in the general area).

    Could it be a snowbird that was heading for a Christmas Holiday in the South? Or maybe to spend the winter there? Since it was a planned trip, perhaps that's why no one has reported then missing? Could they have been car jacked? Or met with foul play at a hotel/motel in the area?

    This is just speculation on my part
    ... but I'm looking for missing women from Canada that also fit the description (and time frame). So far I've struck out....

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    I doubt it was a tourist as in this time frame someone would have noticed that they weren't heard from. Especially in light of the Holidays. People always try and connect during this time.

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    Yes and no ConcernedPerson. I know a snowbird and even though he is 81 yrs old he drives to Florida every winter (alone) after Christmas. Since he has a hearing problem the family only contact him through letters, not on the phone.

    If he ever went missing on the drive to Florida it would most likely be WEEKS before they realised there had been no contact.

    Its unlikely that this is what has occured. I started trying to think about scenerios that would fit with a nonreported missing person. Usually a woman of 30-50 has a job, or family, that would miss her.... Of course, they might have reported her as missing and the information just isn't publically available.


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    Yes, it is totally odd that a woman between the age of 30-50 wouldn't be reported. But there was one on the east coast, she just didn't happen to be from the state of South Carolina she was from the state of Georgia.I am looking forward to further info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PonderingThings
    I gave in and called the Georetown Sherrifs office and spoke to a really nice officer. I will be emailing all the information we found that is available on this thread, also with the suggested possible match to Tara Grinstead.

    The police officer said the hair of Jane Doe was brown or auburn.

    According to this missing person's site on Tara, her hair is brown:
    http://www.poeforward.com/mrperfumer...ing/grinstead/
    Wonderful PonderingThings!! Way to go!

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    I think, in this case, its a team effort. I didn't go back to October so never considered Tara. But GeorgiaPeach and ConcernedPerson did!



    I have a lot of confidence that the police officer I spoke to will check out the possible match. Also, I suspect he'll be visiting this thread as I gave him the link.

    The Dispatch Officer and the Investigating Officer were WONDERFUL. They had to go through a few hoops to let me talk to the Investigating Officer as he was in the field, AND THEY DID IT!

    I think you had to "be there" to appreciate the effort they made!

    to the Georgetown County Sherrif's Office

    and finally to KENNETH A. GAILLIARD the writer who wrote the article I read.

    WHAT A TEAM!!!!!


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    To all!!

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    Another article has just been posted:
    http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?n...d=385210&rfi=6

    It basically says the same thing as the first article but it says they checked the dental records of Crystal Soles, who has been missing since January 2005 and its not a match.

    I guess the timeline problem for Tara is not so big a problem if they are checking records of missing people that were reported missing a year ago!

    P.S. I do realise Crystal was from the area, and I'm glad they've eliminated her as a match. I also realise that just because she went missing in January 2005 doesn't mean she died then, or is even dead now!

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