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Indictment: Bo Dukes helped burn Tara Grinstead's body

Bo Dukes was indicted on Monday for concealing the death of Tara Grinstead / Irwin County Sheriff's Office

FITZGERALD, Ga. -- Bo Dukes, the man accused of helping Ryan Duke dispose of Tara Grinstead's body, was indicted on three charges on Monday.

A grand jury indicted Dukes on concealing the death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal by burning Grinstead's body near Bowens Mill Highway in Fitzgerald between Oct. 24 and Oct. 28, 2005.

"Today, I feel that a tiny part of the weight that has been bearing on the hearts of all who loved Tara has been lifted," said Anita Grinstead, Tara's sister. "To the grand jury in Ben Hill County, from the deepest part of my soul, I thank you for the decision you made in the murder of Tara Grinstead."

Dukes was arrested on March 3 for his suspected role in Grinstead's disappearance.

Grinstead, an Ocilla teacher and former beauty queen, went missing on Oct. 22, 2005 after attending a beauty pageant in Fitzgerald.

Ryan Duke was arrested and charged with Grinstead's murder on Feb. 23. The warrants indicate that he used his hands to kill the 30-year-old teacher inside her home.

Duke was indicted on charges of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary and concealing a death on April 12.

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