WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Thirteen years after the disappearance of a Georgia teacher and beauty queen, one of the two men accused in her death is now going on trial.
The jury was selected Monday afternoon in Wilcox County for the trial of Bo Dukes, who's accused of helping cover up Grinstead's death.
Dukes is charged with concealing Grinstead's death, hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal, and lying to Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents about his involvement with the case during a June 2016 interview.
He already faces charges in Ben Hill County where he is accused of helping hide Grinstead's body in a pecan grove.
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Bo Dukes, accused of helping cover up Tara Grinstead's death in 2005.
Charges: concealing the death, hindering punishment of a criminal, making false statement to GBI agents about his involvement with case.
2 of Dukes’ relatives excused from jury duty pic.twitter.com/jFmit93fqQ
Grinstead was last seen the night of October 22, 2005, when she attended a beauty pageant and barbecue in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Investigators said she went home to Ocilla and was never seen again.
Two days later, her co-workers at Irwin County High School, where she taught, called 911 when she didn't show up for work. Police said when they got to Grinstead's home to investigate, they found no signs of a struggle and her purse, keys and cell phone were still there.
She was 30-years-old at the time of her disappearance.