Missing Person Website: Tara Grinstead (www.findtara.com)
Here is what we know about Tara Grinstead from her missing persons flyer: "Tara disappeared from her home and has not been heard from since Saturday, October 22. On October 24, 2005 at 8:50am a report was made to the Ocilla (Georgia) Police Department by neighbors and co-workers who were concerned about her well being. Tara did not show up for work and they were unable to reach her. The last known contact with Tara was on Saturday October 22, 2005 at approx. 11:00 pm. There is no known description of the clothing she was wearing when she disappeared. Her house was locked and her car is parked at her home. The only items known to be missing are her purse and keys."
After reading information on this case from various sites, it is clear that she knew the person she left with. There were no signs of a struggle in her home & she had most likely returned home from the beauty pageant, where was last seen at 11pm. She didnt have her phone with her so I would only assume she left in a hurry & forgot it or she was not planning on going out long... BUT... then I read the lamp in her bedroom was smashed and the alarm clock knocked over. Apparently, Tara was a 'tidy' girl so this kind of unattended mess would be entirely unlike her. What happened to Tara?
Steve Huff writes a good article on Tara's disappearance- so check it out!
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