TV series to revisit case of missing teacher

OCILLA -- A Web site dedicated to finding an Ocilla teacher and former beauty queen who disappeared more than five years ago reported Friday that a television network will include a segment about her in a coming series.

According to the moderator of Justice for Tara Grinstead, crews from NBC have been in Ocilla all week filming for an upcoming series called "Disappeared." When the show will air is unknown.

Grinstead went missing largely without a trace on Oct. 22, 2005. While the Georgia Bureau of Investigation case file remains open and active, no major developments in the case have been announced in more than three years.

A former Miss Tifton, Grinstead was a popular teacher at Irwin County High School and was reported missing when she failed to show up to work.

Despite help from thousands of searchers -- both professional and volunteer -- there has been no sign of the former teacher in more than five years.