When police arrived at Grinstead’s house, they found the door locked and little sign that anything was amiss. Her car was still in the driveway, unlocked, and her cell phone was still inside the house. In fact, only her keys and her purse appeared to be missing – along with Grinstead herself.
However, there were a few odd clues that led investigators to believe that something was amiss. A clock lamp was found to be broken in Grinstead’s bedroom, for example, and a single latex glove was discovered abandoned in the yard. Wanting to bring in more experienced personnel, the police called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.