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Grinstead's missing person's report

Tara Grinstead was reported missing on October 24, 2005.

The Tara Grinstead Case: A timeline of events in the case

Tara Grinstead, a teacher at Irwin County High School, disappeared in October 2005 after attending an event in Ocilla. After the missing person case was filed, community members came together to search for her for weeks. Through the years, her family hasn’t given up hope, and officials have continuo

  Suspects still awaiting trial in Tara Grinstead case 15 years after her disappearance

It took investigators more than 11 years to make an arrest in the death and disappearance of Tara Grinstead.

  15 years later: Friends recall disappearance of Tara Grinstead

Thursday marks 15 years since teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead disappeared in Irwin County.

  GA Supreme Court agrees to review motions in Tara Grinstead case

The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case against the man accused in the 2005 death of an Irwin County teacher and beauty queen.

  Pre-trial hearing to decide admissibility of DNA testing in Tara Grinstead case

WALB has been told there will be a pre-trial “Harper” hearing Thursday in the case against Ryan Duke in the Tara Grinstead case.

Grinstead case: New documents reveal possible confession reported in 2005

Explosive new facts are coming to light through court documents obtained by WALB related to the October 2005 disappearance of Tara Grinstead.

Judge softens gag order in Grinstead case

The judge who issued a gag order involving the Tara Grinstead case has softened the order.

Grinstead search continues; investigators under gag order

Investigators have returned to the scene of a Ben Hill County Pecan grove, near Bowens Mill Road, searching for the remains of Tara Grinstead.

Irwin County School District helps community heal

The murder of Tara Grinstead has not only shocked her former students and coworker's, but is affecting those currently in the Irwin County School District.

Irwin Co. community speaks out after arrest in Grinstead case

On the outside it looked like your typical day at Peck's Place, the local restaurant and gathering place in town. Business picked up around noon when everyone drops in to pick up a sandwich or two, but if you listened closely to the conversation you'd find it's about more than just weekend plans.

‘Up and Vanished’ podcaster reacts to arrest in Tara Grinstead case

The creator of an investigative podcast following Tara Grinstead's disappearance believes the case is far from over.

Dive team searches Irwin Co. creek for Tara Grinstead remains

Divers spent much of the day in an Irwin County creek looking for the remains of a school teacher who disappeared five and a half years ago.



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