41 year old teacher dating former student
Her dog and cat were home, but Grinstead’s purse and keys were gone.
A latex glove - the type worn by police officers and medical workers - was found in her yard.“I did have kind of a gut feeling that something was wrong,” Ocilla police chief Billy Hancock told “48 Hours” in 2008.
He said she told him: “You know I was still hoping.
James Hooker, 41, a business and computer teacher at a Modesto, Calif.
Connie Grinstead held her husband’s hand during the court hearing.“Our wounds are deep, and our hearts are broken,” she later told reporters. He wouldn’t comment on what happened to the body and later released a statement saying “the search for Grinstead’s remains continues.”Ricketson told reporters a tip days ago led investigators to make the arrest.Ricketson said police suspected foul play from the beginning, but found little physical evidence.Technically she remained classified as a missing person.Mc Farland said she was shocked authorities were accusing Duke, saying she remembered him as a polite high school athlete who played on the tennis team.“My recollection of him is that he was a very bright young man,” Mc Farland said.
“He was very nice.”Mc Farland said she did not know whether Grinstead had taught Duke. The former Miss Georgia contestant, who in 1999 won the title Miss Tifton in a nearby city, spent the day helping contestants in a Miss Sweet Potato pageant and then attended a cookout.“When I heard, I just broke down in tears of relief, of anger, of sadness and frustration,” said Wendy Mc Farland, a fellow teacher and friend of Grinstead’s.