The son of her landlord, Rhett Roberts, I was told that she talked to Rhett out at the curb of the road at about probably a quarter to eight then. Finally, Payne interviews former fire marshal Vernon Singley regarding a suspicious house fire on Snapdragon Road, at the one site where cadaver dogs had possibly identified Tara’s scent. Local News Reporter: Here she is ladies and gentlemen. Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey. Up and Vanished. I was still trying to figure out my phone recorder at that point, and unfortunately I was not able to record the call, which I immediately regretted. season 1                UAV              season 2. Who would want to hurt Tara? Was it dropped before or after family friend Heath Dykes came to the house to check on Tara? I think there's something about an unsolved case that intrigues everyone, this urge to solve the puzzle and reveal the truth. Tara went to a beauty pageant during the day, and then she attended a friend's barbecue later that night, just a couple blocks away from her home. The forum on Tara's case hadn't been updated in quite awhile, and I honestly didn't expect to get a response. Tara Faye Grinstead was born in Hawkinsville, Georgia to Billy and Faye Grinstead on November 14, 1974. I told him I wanted to ask him some preliminary questions about the case for my documentary, and he was more than happy to help. Mind you, I am not a podcaster, and I'm definitely not an investigator. Year: Unknown. Payne Lindsey: We talked for two hours. Included with hayu on Amazon for £4.99/month after trial. Payne Lindsey: Hey, this is Payne Lindsey. He and his wife became worried after never seeing her bedroom lamp turn on the night of her disappearance. Maurice Godwin: And you can see on the clasp it had been pulled apart. The son of Tara’s landlord, who also dated Tara at one point. Payne and his team work with her family in search of answers. She was a school teacher, and on the Saturday that this happened, there was a beauty pageant in Fitzgerald, Georgia. The Chief of Ocilla Police Bill Hancock was the first to arrive on the scene. She seemed to have everything going for her. Maurice Godwin: Payne, this is Maurice Godwin. I wish I had the audio to playback for you, but there was just something really odd about that call. Payne also interviews Noah Griffin, a friend of Tara’s from the beauty pageant circuit. The 11-year-old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history and is still unfolding. There was a stern man's voice on the other line when I answered. He investigated her home and firmly believed there were signs of foul play. Detectives knocked on her door repeatedly, but got no response. It was almost like he was investigating me now. Up and Vanished Season 1. You may later unsubscribe. I'll have my friend Rob describe the scene. Show Navigation. He didn't call me just to say "Don't call her again." Jim McCalpin: 03:36 In this museum time stops, history stops, in 1981. Maurice Godwin: There's two types of crime scenes. Maurice Godwin: Oh yeah. She was never seen again. She went to help the girls put their makeup on and that sort of thing. When they plead not guilty, Payne’s team heads back to Georgia to crack the case. No one is available to take your call. 5 Of 'Up and Vanished' Now The sudden 2006 disappearance of 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse jolted Orlando, Florida and the nation. Payne talks to Anthony Vickers, a young man who was arrested for trying to break in to Tara’s house, and also investigates the alibi of Marcus Harper, Tara’s ex-boyfriend. Add episode. By signing up, you agree to receiving newsletters from Rotten Tomatoes. You can take that for what it's worth. It was time for me to start talking to people. The 11-year-old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history and is still unfolding. One of her pageant girls named Dana Lauer walked with Tara to Tara's car, and she said that she had to go to her superintendent's barbecue. Payne Lindsey: Well why can't they solve it? Maurice Godwin: Well, it's a weird place. Payne also chats with his grandma, who lives near Ocilla and might have a lead for him. There's a primary crime scene, that's where the most actions occur between the victim and the attacker. In Season 1, Payne tackles his first cold case story, the unsolved disappearance of Georgia high school teacher and former pageant queen, Tara Grinstead. Maurice Godwin: Well GBI has admitted that. Grandma Lindsey: So I'm looking forward to seeing y'all. The number you dialed is not a working number. In February 2017, the GBI arrested two suspects for Grinstead’s murder. Payne tells the whole story behind this mysterious "George Harrison" and we piece together clues bringing us closer to his true identity. Grandma Lindsey: When the pageant was over, my friend that I just talked to, Melba, she talked to her at 6 p.m. at the theater. Maurice Godwin: Reports of screams and gunshots and tires squealing off of Five Bridges Road that late Saturday night. I just completed my first year of teaching, and I loved every bit of it. EPISODE 1 - Stay on the Trail EPISODE 3 - Speculation “People who come to Crestone are dreamers.” ... Payne Lindsey: 02:41 (singing) From Tenderfoot TV in Atlanta, this is Up And Vanished. Buy Up and Vanished: Season 1 Episode 1 on Google Play, then watch on your PC, Android, or iOS devices. Now Fitzgerald is like 15 minutes away, and there was a beauty pageant on that Saturday. Plus the mysterious suicide note. Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey. Grandma Lindsey: I do. 'UP AND VANISHED' IS A TRUE CRIME INVESTIGATIVE PODCAST. Unknown Caller 3: I want this thing solved before I die. New witnesses are interviewed and persons of interest confronted in the search for truth. The investigation continues as Payne Lindsey uncovers new details and circles back to old evidence. Maurice Godwin: That would be no video, because so far there's never been one that existed that we know of. She works in the lab of her husband’s medical practice. The lampshade on her bed was knocked askew. Local News Reporter: What kind of work do you do? He then examines Tara’s emotional state in the days and weeks before her disappearance. So if you want to give me a call, I can give you a rundown, the straight-up truth about what's happening and everything about the case. Officially, police are calling this a missing person's case. You could sense his frustration still today. Police forced their way inside and searched the house entirely. The first one I saw was a missing person's case. Around 11 p.m., Tara told a friend at the party she was going home to watch the videotape from the pageant that day. Maurice Godwin: And then in the back here are some updates and stuff. The person sounded like a police officer, or someone in law enforcement trying to figure out what I knew. Payne Lindsey: Again, another lesser-known fact about this case that you can't find anywhere in news articles. Filmmaker Payne Lindsey sets out to produce a true-crime documentary and discovers an intriguing unsolved missing persons case from Ocilla, Georgia. Grandma Lindsey: Fresh ones, they're fresh. Add Image. The beads were scattered about on the floor, and they bagged it up as evidence. He called the GBI to take over the case almost immediately. I wanted to talk to you about the Tara Grinstead case. All right. 10 years of reporters and TV networks just exhausting these people for new clues and tips, or just trying to get a juicy quote out of one of the locals. Executive producers Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright. But in October of 2005, she would disappear without a trace and never be seen again. Find episode … But there was no sign of Tara Grinstead. Episode 1 - Cold As Alaska Episode 3 - The Alibi “A white rabbit is leads or information in a criminal investigation that lead you down a rabbit hole to nowhere.” - Dr. Maurice Godwin Payne and team dive into the … Payne also chats with his grandma, who lives near Ocilla and might have a lead for him. This is my first time ever doing a podcast, so I'm kind of learning as I go. So the rug had never been lifted. Rob: Saturday, October 22nd, 2005. 81 Tracks. Wait a minute, I got to take out my... Payne Lindsey: That's my grandma, but she's lived in Tifton, which is only a half hour from Ocilla, for nearly half her life. Payne Lindsey: You think most people clam up and don't talk in this case? Ocilla Police Chief who arrived on the scene the Monday after Tara’s disappearance. An $80,000 reward is being offered for information. Dates, times, people's names, I had to know it all. Payne and the UAV team answer listener questions. I'm your host, Payne Lindsey. We are introduced to high school teacher Tara Grinstead, who was last seen on October … Just like that. Rob: Tara Grinstead was a 30-year-old former beauty queen, and local high school teacher living in the small town of Ocilla, Georgia. Perfect. Payne Lindsey: What do you remember about that as far as ... What were people saying when that happened? Hello. Maybe she knew something. Nothing. [crosstalk]. Payne Lindsey: From Tenderfoot TV at Industrious Atlanta, this Up and Vanished, the Investigation of Tara Grinstead. Monday came, and Tara didn't show up for work. I was hoping to talk to you about Tara Grinstead? Payne Lindsey: I'm good. Up and Vanished (2019– ) Episode List. I'm your host, Payne Lindsey. And when I finally reached some people, it went like this. Everyone surrounding this case had their guard up. Where to start, who to talk to, and he said he would help me out in any way he could. As he approached her front door, Hancock discovered a blue latex glove just feet from her doorstep. Maurice Godwin: And then, she proceeded on to the barbecue, and arrived at about 8:00. I'd probably tell myself to piss off too. Season: OR . I wanted insight from people who knew her, people who'd talked to her that weekend before she disappeared. Unknown Caller 1: And he was to the left of us up against the wall with a video camera. I saw your post about the Tara Grinstead case on Websleuths. You had to get under and find it. But now I have an actual investigator who worked this case, wanting to tell me everything that he knows? Around six months ago I was surfing the web. Are you excited? I was literally getting every type of nonworking number message in existence. I'll call her right now. On Saturday, October 22, 2005, Tara went to a local beauty pageant during the day. During her upbringing in Hawkinsville, she was a cheerleader and an active member of the Baptist church. I told him about the podcast and the documentary, and his tone changed a bit. I had a pretty rough start. Maurice Godwin: Well, this is what I found. She was popular among her students, all the teachers loved her. A girl named Tara Grinstead had been missing for over 10 years now, and they had no suspects, and they had no leads. Subtitles English [CC] Audio Languages English. Hancock quickly realized the severity of this case. Grandma Lindsey: I'm doing well. She was planning to pursue a doctorate degree at the time of her disappearance. Unknown Caller 1: And he was to the left of us up against the wall with a video camera. Current Episode (aired 15 Feb. 2020) Final Newscast. I was looking for cold cases and other unsolved mysteries. Unknown Caller 3: I want this thing solved before I die. He told me more things than I could even remember. The 11-year-old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history and is still unfolding. With Dylan Mattina, Chander Daya, Debby Gerber, Meredith Stedman. Payne Lindsey: Awesome. On Monday morning October 24th, Tara didn't show up for work at the school. See, she had the old-timey wooden floors with the gaps in between them. That's when this whole thing really started. It was filled with hundreds of notes, thoughts, names, all related to the Tara Grinstead case. Original Air Date 08.20.2018. Meredith S.: 36:55 Up and vanished is an investigative podcast, told weekly, produced for Tenderfoot TV by Payne Lindsey, Mike Rooney, and me, Meredith Stedmann, with new episodes every Monday. She felt certain from the beginning that Tara was the victim of foul play. Payne Lindsey: He had this thick notebook. Then I also found a box with dust on it underneath the bed. Grandma Lindsey: Let me tell you what she did tell me. 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