OCILLA, Ga - A suspect in the disappearance and murder of Tara Grinstead was charged by a Grand Jury on Wednesday.
Ryan Duke was indicted on six charges, including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary, and concealing death of another. He was arrested on February 23.
The former Irwin County High School teacher went missing from her home in Ocilla in 2005. Bo Dukes and Ryan Duke are suspects in the case, and were classmates at the high school where Grinstead taught.
The arrest warrant alleges that Duke went to Grinstead's house to commit a burglary and then "used his hands in an offensive manner" to cause serious bodily harm to Ms. Grinstead. According to the warrant, Grinstead was killed inside the home and her body removed.
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.
She was 30-years-old at the time of her disappearance. Duke remains in jail without bond.