Real Name: Tara Faye Grinstead
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Date: October 22, 2005
Location: Ocilla, Georgia
Date of Birth: November 14, 1974
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes
Details: A former beauty queen, Tara Grinstead was a much loved Ocilla school teacher at Irwin County High School in Georgia. She was last seen leaving the home of friends on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 11:00 PM. The clothes she wore that night were found in her home when it was searched two days later. When Tara failed to appear at school the following Monday, October 24, students and coworkers became very concerned. Tara was reported missing and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist by 11 AM that same morning. Numerous searches were conducted without success.
Suspects: None known.
Extra Notes: This case has been featured on Dateline, Haunting Evidence, Disappeared and Vanished with Beth Holloway; some references however still erroneously mention Unsolved Mysteries as having included.
Results: Unresolved. In 2017, Ryan Alexander Duke was charged with the murder of Tara Grinstead. However, Tara's remains has not been recovered.
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