12 Years After This Former Beauty Queen Vanished, Police May Have Finally Cracked The Case

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One October morning in Georgia, a popular ex-beauty queen fails to show up for work. For more than a decade, police search for clues to her disappearance but come up empty-handed each time. Then, finally, a tip led them to someone who might know the truth about what happened to Tara Grinstead all those years ago.

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On November 14, 1974, Tara Grinstead was born in Hawkinsville, a small city in central Georgia. As she got older, she grew into a pretty and popular girl, becoming a cheerleader at the local high school. Afterwards, she studied at Middle Georgia College in nearby Cochran, hoping to become a teacher.

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In 1998, Grinstead shifted to the small town of Ocilla, some 55 miles from her hometown. There, she worked as a history teacher at Irwin County High School. In her spare time, she continued to pursue a personal passion – and she entered the Miss Tifton beauty pageant in 1999.

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