Crime and Incidents

Man Charged in 2005 Murder of Teacher and Former Beauty Queen

Missing teacher Tara Grinstead is prominently displayed on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga., on  Oct. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
Missing teacher Tara Grinstead is prominently displayed on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga., on Oct. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)

Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12...

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  • Gregory Green, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., appears in court in Dearborn Heights, Mich. on Feb. 15, 2017. (Oralander Brand-Williams/Detroit News via AP)

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  • US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers inspect airline passengers before they board their flights, at LambertSt. Louis International Airport in St Louis, Missouri, October 10, 2016. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

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  • Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks at a news conference  in Chicago on Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

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  • A person posing with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland, PA)

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