The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Irwin County courthouse to discuss the disappearance of Tara Grinstead.
Duke graduated in 2002 from Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught.
Ryan Alexander Duke was arrested Wednesday for Grinstead's murder, and GBI is confident he is responsible for Grinstead's disappearance, GBI officials said.
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Grinstead, a former beauty pageant contestant, was last seen October 22, 2005 at her home in home in Ocilla, Georgia.
However, a GBI statement of the case says, "The search for Grinstead's remains continues". "There was no struggle in the house", Grinstead's sister, Anita Gattis, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in 2006.
The case has stumped authorities for more than a decade. "Tara was a singer; that was her talent in pageants". And she took self-defense.
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A massive manhunt was launched after Grinstead's disappearance, but the case proved hard due to the lack of evidence found in Grinstead's home, according to the GBI.
Grinstead's stepmother, Connie Grinstead, said in Thursday's press conference that Duke's arrest is "another chapter in a long and painful journey", WSB reported. She was last seen two days prior.
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