Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of missing teacher

Ryan Alexander Duke

A suspect has been arrested and charged with the 2005 murder of Tara Grinstead, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.

Tara Grinstead was last seen the night of October 22, 2005 when she attended a beauty pageant and barbecue in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Although the Grinstead investigation was more than 11 years old, the case was still considered active. Police found her cell phone and vehicle at her home, but her keys and purse were missing, according to AP.

Police immediately went to her home.

Grinstead's body was never found, and her case inspired a podcast called "Up and Vanished" that debuted in 2016.

The GBI said it received many leads through the GBI tip line over the years, and each credible tip was fully investigated.

Flows of major weapons 'highest since Cold War'
Arms imports by countries in the Middle East increased by 86% in the past five years, compared to the five years prior to 2011. In general, over the past five years, the United States have supplied their weapons to at least 100 countries.

According to GBI spokesman J.T. Ricketson, he is Ryan Alexander Duke, 33.

Grinstead's stepmother, Connie Grinstead, said in Thursday's press conference that Duke's arrest is "another chapter in a long and painful journey", WSB reported.

Investigators did talk with Grinstead's family members Wednesday, he said.

The GBI spokesman also declined to comment on other aspects of the case, such as Duke's motive, how Grinstead died and whether others were involved.

In an interview in 2016, Channel 2 Action News interviewed a man who started a podcast about the case.

Related News:

  • Xbox Games With Gold March 2017: Evolve & More

    Xbox Games With Gold March 2017: Evolve & More

    Easily one of the strangest additions to the line-up is Evolve Ultimate Edition , which you can grab from 16 March until 15 April. Microsoft has today revealed March's Games with Gold titles for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and I'll be honest, I'm a little confused.
    Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties

    Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties

    Wang and Yun also discussed North Korea, the ministry said, with Wang saying efforts to seek peace should not be abandoned. China's Ministry of Commerce has said its ban on coal imports from North Korea would be effective until December 31.
    At least 4 dead as fierce Southern California storm causes flash floods

    At least 4 dead as fierce Southern California storm causes flash floods

    An official at Los Angeles International Airport said 64 flights were cancelled and 269 delayed because of the storm. Southwest Airlines canceled nearly all of its flights in and out of the area on Friday, along with some Saturday.
  • Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

    Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

    Further court documents show prosecutors ultimately withdrew their request to introduce information about Branch AME at trial. Roof is also seeking a new federal trial, saying prosecutors didn't have jurisdiction to bring their case against him.
    Bryan Singer's 'X-Men' TV Pilot Casts Jamie Chung as Blink

    Bryan Singer's 'X-Men' TV Pilot Casts Jamie Chung as Blink

    The character first showed up in Marvel's Uncanny X-Men in 1994, the creation of Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira. Blink! The family joins an underground network of mutants and must fight for survival.

    McCain worries Trump will damage relationship with allies

    McCain also said he's concerned about presidential advisor Steve Bannon's role on the National Security Council. He will head back to the White House on Sunday night ahead of another monumental week for his presidency.
  • Jardim insists Monaco will not change style for Manchester City clash

    Jardim insists Monaco will not change style for Manchester City clash

    "They always arrived with six or seven players and I haven't seen a team attack with so many good players for a long time ". Those watching at home will also look back on the game in the same way we talk about the Newcastle/Liverpool classics.
    Two remain as Budapest withdraws 2024 Olympics bid

    Two remain as Budapest withdraws 2024 Olympics bid

    As the necessary unity in Budapest has been lost, the bid of Budapest lost all of its chances, the government said. Hungary is reportedly withdrawing its bid to host the summer Olympics in 2024.
    Sauber launches 2017 Formula 1 contender

    Sauber launches 2017 Formula 1 contender

    Referring to the 2016-spec engine, he described it as "a tried and tested system with higher durability to begin with". To sum up, the auto will be able to produce more downforce, more grip resulting in faster lap times.
  • Indiana Teen Secretly Recorded Video of Suspect Before Her Murder

    Indiana Teen Secretly Recorded Video of Suspect Before Her Murder

    After an extensive search, their bodies were found at around 12:15 p.m. the next day about one-half mile upstream from the bridge. It showed a man in a blue jacket, hoodie and blue jeans who was hiking on the trail around the time of the girls' disappearance.

    Danica Patrick Reveals History of Concussions, Would Retire If Medically Advised

    But the championship would definitely be the icing on the cake for my career". Earnhardt smiled as he spoke but did pause often to reflect and think.
    Levee Break, Evacuations in No. California

    Levee Break, Evacuations in No. California

    The National Weather Service said the storms carry a threat of rock and mudslides making travel potentially risky . Weather watches and warnings were issued for almost a dozen counties because of flooding and gusting winds.


Most liked

Miami one of the world's worst cities for traffic congestion, study finds
LAist added: "In America, residents of Parkersburg, West Virginia, have it the best - only 3 hours lost to traffic past year ". The central Polish city of Łódź is the most congested in Europe, according to the 2017 TomTom Traffic Index.

One Response to Trump to Eviscerate Obama Transgender Bathroom Rule
Earlier this month, just one day after Jeff Sessions was sworn as Trump's attorney general, the U.S. The order must come from the Justice and Education Departments.

Houston Rockets Acquire Lou Williams From Los Angeles Lakers
With the front office leaning more and more on the young core, it's time for the veterans to get sent somewhere else. And as they worked to finish that deal, they made a trade, sending Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets .

Popeyes sells for $1.8 billion to Burger King, Tim Hortons parent company
RBI gets a brand that under CEO Cheryl Bachelder has become one of the strongest performing quick-service chains on Wall Street. (NYSE:QSR) reported the earnings of $0.44/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.42/share.

Advanced Micro Devices Stock Could Head This Way
Out of 0 brokerage recommendations, 0 gave a Strong Buy, 0 issued a Buy, 0 issued Hold, 0 rated Under-perform and 0 issued a Sell. Pacific Crest reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a report on Wednesday, December 14th.

Jay Z is Launching His Own Venture Capital Fund
Axios reports the rapper/business... man , is launching a venture capitalist firm with his Roc Nation partner Jay Brown. Music and business mogul Jay Z is about to expand his assets even further.

'Hasty, irrational and unconstitutional': High Court's damning verdict on SA's ICC withdrawal
At a minimum, the ruling will delay South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC, which had been scheduled to take effect in October. The DA contended that parliament's approval was required before the notice could be delivered to the UN.

Third Beta update of iOS 10.3 is now available for developers
If all those new features have you anxious to update, you'll want to make sure your device will be capable of making the jump. Exactly two weeks after releasing the second beta to developers, Apple rolled out iOS 10.3 beta 3 for testers on Monday.

Rockets From Sinai Explode in Southern Israel
They fell within the area of the Eshkol Regional Council, bordering the Gaza Strip and the Sinai. The IS has been in a vicious conflict with the Egyptian military in the Sinai for years.

Mark Cuban trolls Trump at All-Star Celebrity Game
He became controversial because he wore a No.46 jersey in the game as a form of criticism for USA president Donald Trump. Last Friday, Cuban posted a series of six tweets in which he thumped Trump's plans and leadership style.

Why Victor Cruz's Panthers visit makes sense
According to league sources , former Giants executive Dave Gettleman has brought in a familiar face from his former team. Injury concerns also linger, as Cruz struggled to return to full health and his return took longer than expected.

Iraqi forces push into ISIL-held southern Mosul
About 160,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the offensive in October, U.N. officials say. Mosul is the largest city it captured in both countries and its de facto capital in Iraq.

2 officers shot, 1 killed, after responding to traffic accident in California
Video from KTLA showed windows on a Whitter Police Department SUV shattered, and debris scattered across the road. Few details have been released about the incident, and it was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

Georges St.-Pierre UFC Return Confirmed By Dana White
He and middleweight champion Michael Bisping have recently indicated an interest in fighting one another. Hours later, the UFC responded and claimed that he remained under contract .

Princess Cristina of Spain acquitted in fraud case as husband jailed
Spain's Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe, has been cleared by a court in Majorca in a fraud trial. Maite Mila, a 52-year-old lawyer, said she believed the princess "benefited from what her husband did".