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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene733510 View Post
    I am also wondering if whoever took Tara could be a female. Maybe they need to start with the DNA of a certain persons GF.
    I thought it odd that they said the glove came from the Senior Center(or did I get that wrong?). Could it be smeone older who visited in the area and became fixated on her?
    Well anyone working with seniors would have to give fingerprints so I doubt it would be a worker there. However anybody could steal those gloves from there. They said it was the same senior citizen center they set her her headquarters at. Weird coincidence, I guess. I just wonder how they know that glove came from that place. You buy those by the box. Maybe CSI could match them to one of the boxes there. And was it a Senior Citizens Center or was it like a convelescent home for the elderly? i guess i need to do a lot of backtracking and read up on this case.

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    Well, I must admit I was a little surprised by this revelation and the emphasis they were giving to it. Although I haven't followed that case that closely, I thought maybe the glove was too obvious there; rather, that it might have been a plant. (If they aren't so sure a struggle happened in her home, and she may have left on her own accord with someone, or to meet someone someplace else, then why would there be a glove on the grass there?)

    No matter, LE did great and they've got the DNA needed in the future, in hopes they'll get a match and haul someone in for further questioning. I hope they get the info they need. I'd love to see the showing of her case bring in the tip and info they need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah1012 View Post
    I'm sure this means nothing but I noticed that the number on Tara's room at the school and the number on Jennifer's parking space were very similar. Both had 622 in them though Jennifer's parking space number had four digits.
    I would think at this stage everything means something until it doesn't, KWIM? That's a nice catch, I didn't notice it. It seems like Jennifers was like 6223 or 6222 something that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene733510 View Post
    I am also wondering if whoever took Tara could be a female
    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene733510 View Post
    . Maybe they need to start with the DNA of a certain persons GF.
    I thought it odd that they said the glove came from the Senior Center(or did I get that wrong?). Could it be smeone older who visited in the area and became fixated on her?
    Well what I find interesting about that too is that i think the person in the video walking past Jennifers gate looks like a female. She looks like she has her hair tucked up underneath her hat. They say "it's" between 5'3 and 5'5". The only thing that looks male on "it" is the feet as they are kinda big but it also looks like she is wearing shoes too big for her. It looks to me like they're too long up at the toe. But that is Jennifers case. So, ?????No wonder LE is going crazy over thses cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene733510 View Post
    I am also wondering if whoever took Tara could be a female. Maybe they need to start with the DNA of a certain persons GF.
    I thought it odd that they said the glove came from the Senior Center(or did I get that wrong?). Could it be smeone older who visited in the area and became fixated on her?
    I pulled up all the references to glove from the show. I think you misunderstood something that was said. I hope I didn't miss any.

    But maybe most disturbing was a latex glove, found laying in the front yard.

    Rothwell's initial impression? "It appeared that Tara may have left on her own. However, we had a glove, a latex glove that we couldn't explain. That glove indicates foul play to us."

    Investigators sealed the house, and took Tara’s car and the glove in for processing. Then they started reconstructing her last known movements.


    Ever since Tara disappeared, the GBI has refused to name any suspects in the case, and has remained tight-lipped about any evidence they have, until now: Rothwell says that latex glove could be a significant piece of evidence.

    Just days after Tara went missing, Rothwell sent the glove to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta. Trace evidence specialist Larry Peterson wasn't optimistic. "It's my experience from past cases that latex gloves like this had a relatively low rate of success," he explains.

    But in this case, investigators caught a lucky break: against all odds, investigators had recovered DNA-male profile DNA-from the glove.

    In Ocilla, Ga., the unsolved case of Tara's disappearance now hinges on finding a DNA match to that glove found outside her home.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4219397.shtml

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    Greta Interviews Agent Rothwell

    There is a video of an interview by phone between Greta and Agent Rothwell

    http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/index.html

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    I though he said the print would need to be manually matched because it isn't clear enough to match thru the computer (paraphrasing here)...so I'm not getting why he is confident the case is going to be solved. I guess with the DNA they can eliminate alot of people.

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    But what does this evidence really say to us?

    I have not yet read all the info released but what I have been able to read so far has not yet made me turn the corner to believe foul play has for sure taken place. We (the public) always knew that if she left her car behind that Tara must have had some help in leaving. Since there are 2 sexes the odds were at least 50% that the helper would be a male.

    What we (the public) don't yet know for certain is whether or not that help was against her will or in accordance with her will.

    The glove has been a piece of evidence since the beginning and we always knew it might have DNA or a print, although until now neither was confirmed by L.E.

    What I find interesting is that the print and DNA is not readily identifiable as being local, especially to those known to be closest to Tara.

    If Tara is a runaway it would mean she found an unknown to assist her, somoene not known to be a regular person in her home life.

    If she was a crime victim it could mean a stranger abduction or use of a "clean up" person to help after a crime had happened. But here again we (the public) run into the lack of any released evidence of a crime, such as blood stains or evidence of a clean up of a crime such as attempted bleaching out of stains or wiping of prints from some surfaces where the should be prints.

    I still find myself asking where is evidence a crime happened? Yes we have a glove and it has prints and some DNA according to what I have read and watched in a Greta interview but do we have evidence of a crime?

    IF this were a crime by a local and was not planned and the perp called in an unknown person to "clean up" the situation that would mean someone had to have access to a male that was not one of the 150 or so tested later including known locals but yet who was close enough to this sort of out of the way location to be called in and do the clean up and exit on very short notice. While having access to such a mystery helper on such short notice is possible it seems unlikely, especially in light of the alleged alibis that have been said to have checked out BUT if a crime occurred and if it was actually planned it might make more sense as to why an unkown was so readily available to do a "clean up" and why alibis were so handy. . . . .but here again I run into one bothersome question. Do we have evidence of a crime having taken place? Without such evidence we are only a little closer to solving the case because of the DNA and the print but not closer to proving it was infact a crime case.

    If L.E. is sitting on evidence of foul play and yet gave interviews where they stated there was no evidence of foul play only they can say if that was best for the case but it certainly makes it harder on the public to look at things and make any sense of it all.

    At this point we know the name of the missing person. We know someone probably "helped" her leave home. We now know that person was a male (if the meaning of the glove evidence has been interpreted correctly). What we don't know is whether she left with this male willingly or as a victim of foul play.

    The glove does speak to a certain presence of mind which seems a little unusual if the whole thing were unplanned (whether unplanned runaway or unplanned crime) and I find that interesting too.

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    At this point we know the name of the missing person. We know someone probably "helped" her leave home. We now know that person was a male (if the meaning of the glove evidence has been interpreted correctly). What we don't know is whether she left with this male willingly or as a victim of foul play.

    I am wondering if Tara left willingly and then things went awry. The person she left with went back to her residence to clean up any evidence of his ever being at her house. I would look at anyone who had easy access to latex gloves. I wear latex gloves everyday (due to my profession) there are a million different brands and companies that supply the product. I hope that LE has worked to find the origin of the glove. I would look at every dental office, medical office, retirement home, daycare, nursing home in the area. That glove will (hopefully bring an end) to this mystery.

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    I thought there was evidence of a struggle or something of that nature in her bedroom and an overturned lamp, alarm clock knocked off on the floor and othere things i can'y remember right off the top of my head. Also wasn't the seat in her car positioned back as if a larger person were driving and forgot to move the seat back up to where she would have had it? Oh I truly believe there is evidence of a crime here. You DO have to taake into accoount what those who know her best have to say and they all say she would never just walkoff. I guess I'm failing to understand why you don't see any evidence of a crime and why you think she would just walk off.


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    Hi Trixie~
    The paragraph below I copied and pasted from the post made by Docwho3.

    At this point we know the name of the missing person. We know someone probably "helped" her leave home. We now know that person was a male (if the meaning of the glove evidence has been interpreted correctly). What we don't know is whether she left with this male willingly or as a victim of foul play.

    I have not reviewed the evidence on this crime for quite awhile. I do remember something about the car seat.................. I have no idea if Tara left willingly or not. I tend to believe not. I DO think the glove will be the break that LE has needed to bring justice to this crime. I think the fact that DNA and finger prints not being in the system, speaks volumes. Do you have any other thoughts on this case?

    Sorry for the confusion on my earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RememberTara View Post
    There is a video of an interview by phone between Greta and Agent Rothwell

    http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/index.html
    In addition to DNA found on the glove belonging to a male I wonder if other evidence is on the glove that links Tara's disappearance with the glove wearer? Something of Tara's...it sure sounds like it in the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene733510 View Post
    I wonder if they took DNA samples from any of the men she worked with at the school? You never know these days where evil lurks.
    I think there is a possibility that the person who did this is someone respected within the community, and they
    think they will never be suspected or questioned. In small communities like this too many are related, and are not willing to speak up in fear of retaliation.
    I would imagine that her co-workers would also have their fingerprints on file, since they have to do a complete background check for all school staff. I think that would even cover school volunteers.

    I'm wondering about Valdosta State where she was going back for the graduate program. Did they ever end up checking out any possible connection down there? I think that was one of the things her family mentioned they had to do on their own, talk to people at VSU.
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    Does anyone know if any of the poi's are trained in martial arts?

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    What has happened here is too much control. It was meant to clean house and restore the focus on Tara, but it also took away the freedom to post. No one knows what to say anymore because it may get deleted.

    I understand what the intention was. It was meant to create a whole new energy, but by deleting hundreds of well thought out posts along with the detrimental ones, it made our time here feel futile. It has made it hard to know what is and isn't up for a discussion. The rules are clear and yet they seem to overshaddow. Windchime said in the other thread that anything is up for a discussion. Let's see.

    Perhaps you are tired of trying, but Tara is still out there somewhere, and the perp is probably pretty smug since this board has died. It must have been a huge thorn in his side at one time. Let's really tick him off and start talking about this case again. Let's dig up stuff that we missed the first time. But in order to do this we are going to have to forget about our past upsets and start over.

    Pretend for just a minute that your loved one is missing. It would hurt for you to come on here and see no discussion taking place. The list we have here is a good one. Pick the ones you know about and start a discussion. Maybe you have a thought that never got discussed. Please think about it and post it.

    This site is a great place to come for intelligent discussion.

    So please, Let's talk! For Tara's sake.

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