Possible new leads in Tara Grinstead case
Tuesday marks one week since officials drained a pond in Fitzgerald looking for evidence connected to missing teacher Tara Grinstead.J.T. Ricketson with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations confirmed to FOX 31, agents are currently documenting their findings and community chatter about Tara Grinstead has gone up.He said there TMs a lot of talking going on right now which is possibly generating some new leads.The tip line has received several calls since our last story and officials are now following up on them.RIcketson adds they TMre currently looking at a few things right now, but he can TMt tell us what they are.On February 10, 2015, the GBI and other agencies drained a pond in a wooded area off Satilla Street in Fitzgerald.About two weeks ago, one of their agents received a credible tip and after investigating, he built up enough probable cause to get a warrant to search a property that had a pond. Georgia State Patrol then sent divers to go into the pond to confirm the items officials saw with the sonar device.GBI then got a second search warrant to drain the pond. Officials started draining the pond last Monday and have emptied out the pond. They then did grid searches and sifted through mud and silt.Ricketson said this is an old case, but not a cold case and they TMre still investigating and hope to get more tips.Tara Grinstead went missing in 2005 after attending a beauty pageant and barbeque near her home. Officials said her car was left in her car port and her cell phone was still on her night stand.
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