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Warrant: Second person arrested in Grinstead case destroyed her body

FITZGERALD, Ga. (WGXA) - A second arrest has been made in connection to the disappearance with Tara Grinstead.

On Friday morning, authorities in Ben Hill County arrested Bo Dukes on charges of concealing a death, hindering the apprehension of a criminal and tampering with evidence, according to his arrest report.

His arrest warrant states that between Oct. 23 and Oct. 28, 2005, Dukes concealed Grinstead's death at Fitzgerald Farms on Bowens Mill Highway in Fitzgerald. It also states that he helped to destroy Grinstead's body at the same location and during the same time period.

Dukes was released on a $16,700 bond at about 12:30 Friday afternoon, according to his arrest report. His warrant also states that he waived his first hearing in court.

Dukes is the second person arrested in this case. On Feb. 23, Ryan Alexander Duke, a former student at Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught, was arrested and charged with murder, among other charges.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been searching a property in Fitzgerald where early this week they said they had located evidence into what happened to Grinstead.

Grinstead, a teacher at Irwin County High School and former beauty queen, disappeared in October of 2005 after attending a beauty pageant in Fitzgerald.

The popular podcast "Up and Vanished" which launched in late 2016, has followed the case.

A 'gag' order was put in place earlier this week by Judge Melanie Cross which prohibits law enforcement from discussing any details of the case with the public.

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