Tara Faye Grinstead
Tara was last seen at approximately 11:00 p.m. at an acquaintance's residence in the vicinity of the 700 block of W. 3rd St. in Ocilla, Georgia.
She left the residence and arrived at her home in the vicinity of S. Alder St. and W. Park St. in Ocilla, GA. It is unknown at what time she arrived.
Her vehicle, the clothes she wore, and her cell phone were found at her residence which was locked. The only things missing from her house were her purse and keys, but her car was sitting out front.
Police were notified after Tara failed to show up for work at Irwin County High School on the following Monday morning.
Friends say that Tara, a history teacher and administrator at Irwin County High School, would never duck out of school without telling someone.
“She is just an exemplary teacher,” Suzanne Connor, wife of Principal Robby Connor and a close personal friend, said. “She lives for her students. I hope this community will rally behind her and help us to find her.”
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Date of Birth: November 14, 1974
Date Missing: October 22, 2005
From City/State: Ocilla, GA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 30
Height: 63 inches
Weight: 100 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Identifying Characteristics: Pierced ears, pierced navel, small tan colored birthmark on front of shoulder.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown.
Investigative Agency: Ocilla Police Department (229) 468-7494
Alternate Phone: (229) 468-8477
Investigative Case #: 2005-10-24-065
NCIC #: M-355211015
Phone: (912) 386-2564
If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
Ocilla Police Department at (229) 468-7494