Suspect in Tara Grinstead case indicted in another South Georgia county

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A grand jury has indicted Bo Dukes in connection with the death of former Irwin County teacher Tara Grinstead.

The man accused of concealing the death of South Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead has been indicted for the second time, this time in a different county. 

A Wilcox County grand jury indicted Bo Dukes on two counts of making a false statement and one count each of concealing the death of another and hindering the apprehension of a criminal. In June, Dukes was indicted in Ben Hill County on similar charges. 

Investigators believe Dukes helped a former classmate, Ryan Alexander Duke, remove Grinstead’s body from her Ocilla home.

Grinstead, 30, was last seen on Oct. 22, 2005, when she left a cookout and said she was going straight home. Two days later, she was reported missing when she didn’t show up at Irwin County High School, where she taught history. 

No arrests were made in the case until February, when a tipster contacted the GBI with information, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Duke was arrested first, followed by Dukes several days later.  

In April, Duke was indicted by an Irwin County grand jury on six counts, including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary and concealing the death of another.

Please return to myAJC.com for updates. 

Previous coverage:

The Ben Hill grand jury indicted Bo Dukes on three charges, accusing him of burning and hiding Tara Grinstead's body nearly 12 years ago.

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