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Missing Woman: Tara Grinstead - GA - 10/22/2005


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#101 Lori Davis

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:14 PM

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1:26 PM, Oct 31, 2011 

Everyday people disappear. From teen runaways to those who don't want to be found to crime victims, according to one estimate, 2,300 people go missing each day in the U.S.

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Tara Grinstead

High school teacher Tara Grinstead, 31, disappeared after an evening out with friends on Oct. 22, 2005 in Ocilla, Geor. Her car was found at her home; keys and purse missing.

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#102 Lori Davis

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

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Tara Grinstead
Missing since October 22, 2005


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Tara Grinstead, a 30-year-old teacher and former beauty queen, disappears without a trace on October 24, 2005. Although there is no crime scene at her home, investigators find a latex glove lying in the front yard, indicating foul play.

Searching for clues, investigators delve into Tara's personal life and discover a complex series of relationships with men. They learn that she had a stormy relationship with her ex-boyfriend, a former police officer and Army Ranger. They also discover that, months earlier, one of Tara's former high school students tried to force his way into her house. On top of that, a business card left on Tara's front door belongs to a married police officer from a nearby town.

Investigators recover male DNA from the glove left in her yard, as well as a partial fingerprint. But they collect DNA samples from every male Tara might have had any contact with, and find no match for the DNA on the glove.

Just as police are running out of directions to turn, a man calling himself the "Catchmekiller" posts an anonymous video online, claiming to have killed 16 people, including Tara Grinstead. Officials raid his home, but the video confession turns out to be nothing but a bizarre hoax.

Today, five years later, Tara Grinstead's disappearance still hinges on finding a DNA match to the latex glove found outside her home. Her case is the largest active investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

If you have information about Tara Grinstead, contact Oscilla Police Dept at (229) 468-7494, or Georgia Bureau of Investigations at (478)987-4545.

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#103 Lori Davis

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:45 PM

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Tara's case was included in Vanished: Episode 2: "Lunsford/Grinstead"

Premiered May 16 at 10/9c: Set in Homosassa, FL and Ocilla, GA. Viewers meet the family of a 9-year-old girl who went missing from her Florida home and her father embarks on a journey to clear his family name and bring a killer to justice. Additionally, Beth visits the loved ones of a high school teacher and former beauty queen who vanished from her home late one night.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

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Rodney Wall Takes Lead Investigator Role at Perry GBI Office

Written by Lorra Lynch Jones

7:42 AM, Sep 25, 2012 

Bullets, bombs and bodies. The new Special Agent In-Charge of the GBI office that serves 10 Central Georgia counties deals with them all.

Rodney Wall took over as the top investigator at the Perry office in August, and says he brings a wealth of experience to solving the area's crimes.

A remote controlled bomb removal robot rolled past Wall Monday morning at his new GBI post. He transferred to Perry from Columbus, where he worked as the Special Agent In-Charge since 2007.

Wall says locating and defusing explosives is just of the talent sets he brings as the area's new Special Agent.

He said, "I'm one of the commanders of the State of Georgia Body Recovery Team. Basically, we respond to mass fatality incidents."

Wall began that work after the Flood of '94, identifying bodies disenterred from cemeteries.

He also took a team to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Wall said, "If you can bring someone's loved one back to them that they have lost, that's the gratifying part of it."

For a lot of his work, closure doesn't come quickly, and it can be anything but exciting.

Holding a thick case file, Wall said, "This is just one case. This is paperwork we have to generate. That's office work."

He is elbow deep in the paper work since his arrival, reviewing unsolved cases such as those of missing Irwin County teacher Tara Grinstead and Twigg's County child Teresa Dean.

Wall said, "I try to bring new ideas or maybe a new approach. Lets go at this a different route."

It is his ultimate goal to find the missing pieces of the cases he equates to puzzles. With the variety of experiences he offers, Wall hopes one lends itself to solving some of Central Georgia's most perplexing crimes.

Wall said, "That's what we do. That's what we strive to do everyday."

He began his law enforcement career in 1985 with the Schley County Sheriff's Department. Wall worked as a patrol officer for the Warner Robins Police Department in the late 80's, before going to work with the GBI.

Wall replaced Agent Gary Rothwell, who retired in August.


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