« Up and Vanished

S1E13: Who is Ryan Duke?


In the first ever press conference for Tara Grinstead, the GBI makes a very big announcement. Who is Ryan Duke? 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
About how you for many years ah ha I have been a rational long live one year ago, your wall. In your
Why are you here longer, although those vessels painless valley, but even I work with my line from one hundred sixty one miles, continue on I seventy five, South America and elsewhere in the administration that he was arrested and he's a former state it. You know, I don't know the compassion or a dna match that I've been told that it was a rare requested. We run needed. Food water was reopened, LU, LU, Libya to burn you burn or body only remove brought. There were four years old veil over suited to the workers in the early.
Food and tired and died, and ten years ago today, working the land arrived. Anybody reply is missing persons. You guys are investing soundings acid. I wear a frontrunner fourteen and later this is open, vanished the investigation of Terror Grinstead, I'm your host payments II. it's that time of year, again, time, to set new goals and resolutions easy to make but their harder to stick to an. We believe that can motivate inspire in form and he'll be successful and twenty twenty and the years to come
What your resolution are goal is this year, you'll find the perfect audio books audible to motivate and inspire you weathers, getting physically fit financially fit or being a better parent leader or person. It's all on audible and held motivate. You audible is issuing a challenge to current and new members finnish three hours. Books by March Third and get a twenty dollar Amazon credit. It's that simple and there's nothing to enter audible, keep track of your progress for you. Honourable members, can choose three titles every month, one audio book into exclusive audible, originals. You can't hear anywhere else. Honourable members also get access to exclusive, guided fitness programmes to help you start the new year off right, listen on any device any time, any at home at the gym on your canoe or just on the go. You also enjoy easy exchanges for any audio book. You don't love and an audio books library you keep forever. Even if you cancel I've been listening to your a bad ass by June,
shiro, which is an awesome audio book? The keystone, motivated and positive about the new year start listening with a thirty day. Audible trial choose one audio book in two audible, originals, absolutely free visit, audible, dot, com, slash up or text. You p, two five hundred five hundred again, that's audible, dot, com, Slash Europe, Or tax up to five hundred five hundred, hey guys, if you haven't heard the news yet the GB I held a press conference on Terror Grinstead last Thursday for the first time Twelve years today, I going to walk you through my entire experiencing scylla. This past week in store With my arrival at the police station, one
but what did GB? I Prescott worries me like I was freaking out next place. I went so a star newspaper to see dusty does the already found a picture of the guy who were to have been arrested, species
The criminal Scylla was completely attacked the walls every new station and stated Georgia is in that build. The anticipation was growing as I place my microphone upon stand. We all waiting anxiously for the press conference to begin good afternoon. Thank you all for common. Most of you get short notice now today, but though, is certainly worth the drive to come here today to hear what had to say, and I really want to begin with, though, with a word of prayer. For my my password Joey Whitley, again, Mister Jameson? He would themselves Diana me word. A brave What now
certain name before we our I want to say our thoughts and prayers go out to tear grinned states, family Conny, Billy, grins theatre. I know here to my right: recognize the local community. Here, as you can see, this room is packed also want to take a moment. Thank the media. You guys, just phenomenal in this whole endeavour the disappearance of terror as cod. Not only state and local news coverage, but this is So here are national news. Please you had an impact, a significant role in this investing asian, and I am confident that today We have reached the point where we are in this investigation, because that involvement,
on Saturday October, twenty second, two thousand five tear Grinstead, went missing from her residence, the wholesale a police department, bond into her residence immediately? They suspected foul play additional law enforcement resources were requested. The Erwin Canada Sheriff's office Jimmy. I came in and began a search, terrors House tears home homeless source extensively for several days, which produce little physical prudence. As with all missing person cases, the investigation started focusing on terrorist, close friends and associates. Was very well known in this community and well light in her community. So she had many contacts in France in various parts of the community. As the hours turn in today's days and weeks weeks in them and eventually months into years. The search efforts never see through these eleven plus years, the GB and other law enforcement
officers ever seen, hundreds and hundreds of tips, Every day I became in was vetted interacting what we have already done in this investigation, each laid was thoroughly exhausted. Unfortunately, all of these leads ended with a dirty and until the last couple of days a few days ago in individual, came forward and reported that they had information into tears disappearance. This information made it office, in our case agent, Jason Judeo, was sent out to conduct an enemy you, this generated several more any views which was followed at that rest of our office here through these interviews enough probable cause was discovered. So we swear out an arrest warrant. Charging Ryan Alexander do with the murder of tear Grinstead. Do was taken into custody yesterday afternoon in war was it This morning, I'm sure There can be many questions.
I may be able to answer some of those questions, but in the interest of the integrity of our investigation may not be able to answer or respond at this time before taking any questions. Connie Ringstead would like to make a brief statement. Please respect her private, and refrain from asking her any questions He for common today on behalf of Billy, I must say on the first thing that I want today is defined for answer prayers? We it also like to thank the GDR for all of their years of hard work and dedication to terrorism investigation. We always believed in the GDR and they're dead. Nation to her case. We are, I believe that it would be far we just did not know win. We also like to thank all of the local law enforcement
cooperating in working with the GB on through the years. As well as many others in this community and beyond. We lived in a cellar or eight years, tear only with us here for four years, when we move tear you welcome, does with open arms and traded as as if we want one of your own, you did the same thing for terror when she moved in with us, and we are so grateful to you for that she was, able to fulfil many of her dreams here, and I still am She loved me in a teacher in is very good at it. So many have been heart Bobby this.
We hope and pray that with Tom, this community can finally have closure and start to heal from us from VS, for this just stars. Another chapter. Very long and pain journey. We that you keep us in your prayers, our wounds or date and our hearts are broken. We realise that everybody is going to want answers. You'll have a lot of questions and that will come in time, but for now we ask of the media to place respect our privacy and give us the chance to. In the process. All that has taken place. Thank EE As I stated earlier, I can try to field a couple of questions, but again the
The integrity of our investigation takes precedence over everything else. I'm not allowed to enter. This was what I can see. From our investigation was. He did it in high school and graduated about three years prior to the incident. I'm not allowed internet question again up. I can't speak to certain aspects of this investigation of this phenomenon and doesn't, again and again we have several more enemies to do an investigative actions, so it will be hard for. I can say that this gentleman never came up on our radar through the investigation.
Right now. I would like to thank you for common. I'm sorry. This is not all the questions I can answer at this time again we have several more investigate investigative actions that we're gonna be taken. More people do view, but we just wanted to share with you guys that we did find a person who was responsible for tears there, It was a completely surreal moment So we have been waiting for for nearly twelve years. I felt so many different emotions all at once. I thought a lot about how to describe them with it think of is the final scene in the movie big fish directed by timber, but the very end, the movie, a son x is dying father to the water, to metaphorically, set him free for years. He told his son whimsical and seemingly unbelievable stories about his life. Full of these. The coup in larger than life characters, but as he takes his dying father to the river all these characters, talked about over the years begin emerging. And eventually surround
It turns out all the characters in his father's life or real people. Exactly what this was like every voice of locals that you ve heard this plaque asked all the one room together shaking my head congratulating each other. I always knew these are real people, but they couldn't have been more real on this day. In a sad, as this day was, was also a day of celebration. Relief. The community together as a whole, This time in a very long time- and in this moment together, we accepted the truth- even my grandma was with her friend melt same thing
given this is the first ever so that work is more about your second grandmother taken video like for you. I think I love you. The old man this is the beginning of a resolution.
The beginning of long awaited answers in this Grandma was so excited. She left my mom waste male down. Now go back to got back, we didn't call room and you ve and you be mighty track your stuff, I'm your proud, I'm! My proud of my. Do I mean back that got going that alarm going report. Can one lady came back I'm gonna take your hand. You have listed all the red. You really got to bring the F B. I mean all the news figured thank the media, stop paying was in the media in general, but faded out, I'm just a proud. I really want to stop and think
I really don't call roads. Em go no, have a the black line. I need to celebrate of. I don't like to drink by myself. I'm gonna go here last night, I'm going were there We all know exactly why the tips for came forward now, twelve years later, but I hope the renewed interest in the black has at least create an environment that occurs the sharing of true throughout the whole community and at last
no maker who produces an internet podcast, is credited with keeping interest in the story alive. Filmmaker pain, Lindsey is credited with keeping the case in the public eye through his palm cast just in Atlanta filmmaker turn podcast areas autumn mission to solve the two thousand five disappearance of terror Grinstead and his new project is getting a lot of talking. Documentary, film, maker and amateur investigator pain, Lindsey. The case grew cold, like years later, terrorist story peaks the interest of its land to filmmaker lids. He decides to create a pod. Cash called up advantage to help generate new leads disappearance, question that has haunted this small South Georgia town in a question podcast earnestly into filmmaker paying Lindsey set out to answer what happened just hear. Grinstead investigators will not come into whether paints podcast or news coverage directly led to this latest Tipp, but analysed shake keeping the story in the news.
Investigators by regularly cabling a case and the public's I, whether it be on television, radio, podcast, social media, etc. You never know who's going to see it. His podcast up in vanished has gained the attention of millions. That number spite by more than seven hundred thousand on Thursday. Is people learned about the arrest of Ryan Alexander? Do what role do you believe your podcast had in making this rough? A lot of people are creating it with solving this murder mystery. I think that the park ass opens up this atmosphere of solar that created this trust factor in a wider communication. Open travel, it's been so long. Series of Captain is dispensed with tight lipped uncomfortable gonna talk about here, but the podcast maybe help create an environment for the truth about, and I would hope that would be the case. You got your early tips from the families private investigator and you don't think that these cases over yet has fallen to address those disappearances. This crisis over designate Duncan caught up with the Atlanta filmmaker enough Scylla to get his reaction to Ryan Dukes arrest.
Yeah the new year is upon us, which resolutions do you plan to conquer and twenty twenty sticking to improve. Pertain becoming more mindful and creating a healthier lifestyle through diet, exercise and, of course, improved sleep. The sleep number three sixty smart bed helps everyone get the proven quality sleep that will change their life, use the sleep I q apt to help create your routine sleep. Individual fit technology is simply amazing, go check out asleep number store and see for yourself. Sleep number beds alighted just on each side,
Why does that your ideal furnace comfort and support the sleep number three hundred and sixty smart bed senses your movements in automatically adjust, keep you sleeping comfortably throughout the whole night with sleep IQ technology inside the bed. It tracks how you're sleeping and gives you personalized inside for your best sleep discover pro quality sleep with asleep number three. Sixty smart bed save one thousand dollars on a queen special edition. Smart bed now just said, one? Ninety nine during the January sale only at asleep sale, sleep or sleep, number, dot, com, slash cadence, again go check out asleep numbers or her visit sleep number dot com. Slash cadence yeah
this day was far from over. Next rise gives courtiers and dusting. I had a front row seat sounds of rain shackles, echoed throughout the world as a bearded man and towards the stand with his head down. When the hearing was over, I rushed outside ass bright. Do the question of what they put him in the police corps? What you feel there? Why did right do kilter? He looked at me for a second, but then just dropped his head.
I was just an arms linked from Ryan Dukes charges were murder attempt. Body aggravated the soul and burglary. Was this is burglary gone wrong? I did understand the burglar recharge cycles. Somebody who would This is calling Miller from undisclosed. Yes, so it could be too. Things. So, as you noted her person, he is were missing. Their theory might be that he entered the house with the goal of stealing property by in Georgia and many jurisdictions its burglary as long as your answer, with the intend to either commit after a felony and the theory could simply be He either entered her house with the goal of killing her or entered the house with a glove assaulting her anymore, Georgia law. It could be that he entered with her consent. She asked him to leave. He overstate is welcome with the goal of harming her and Annie this would allow Ferber agreed charged with, doesn't have to be him committing death for that broke, recharge
Stan ensures law. You can be in uninvited guess you can overseer welcome and in either case it could just be you have the goal of harming killing and that's burglary. You know you don't know him percent, but I'm sure your podcast has played a role, because you don't often see this adventure Asian, coming out of nowhere a decade and a couple years after the fact. So the ancient to see what developed and the news, but I have to imagine that this has some connection with either directly or podcast or second hand third hand. People have heard about it and that by this break in the case, so one person in jail, the gps being very tight lipped. Why should we expect in the coming days and weeks, in really
next year right. Well, I saw that he is scheduled to have a grand jury proceeding on April twelfth and that's where the grand jury will decide. This problem will cause and if so, they issue would soon as a true bill and thereby an indictment of the case could go to trial. As you said from some of your reporting other report. It seems like there might be other individuals involved, and you could imagine with that additional arrests and probably people trying to strike a plea deal in exchange for implicating other people now the purpose of a grand jury- it's just like trial jurors, are receiving a summons and the now, and it is secretive, though, as opposed to a trial and those grandeurs. Basically her the prosecutions case. The prosecution it's a one, sided hearing, they call their witnesses, they don't have to present exculpatory evidence and the jury. After that decide, whether to indict or not and again I would be secretive that wouldn't be the press reporting
in saying this is data. The grand jury in this witness testified, secretive I hear, is at the end of the process when they indicted or not to me, look like you just went wearing the way of the world and its like twelve years of something had just changed him yeah. I saw some other footage doing. He lets completely Odin disorient dead ends. He was shot, nobody was still sort of lending around in here. You Imagine if he committed this horrible crime twelve years ago and is gone on captured over these years. Had I could wear on you and what you might do. To sort of EU summit that payments will see, but certainly that that video footage was compelling when I would expect It would be either gonna be additional arrests ends that can lead to more details about what exactly happened twelve years ago coming out, but I see much coming out from behind you himself, but there's other intervene this involved it might. A game of getting wet,
Sue implicate another by either. Having an immunity or decrease charges back to the point of the burglary murder being committed during the course of a burglary and Georgia is an aggravating circumstance, which means there is the option of putting the death penalty on the table and the extends. Might be some bargaining with rain Duke himself. That might be. If you implicates him, the people involved, we want precede the death penalty what is Christy wife. What's the day was over I am really sorry for any one of those Scylla who knew Ryan. Duke I had. More about his person. After hours of digging, I found the former high school friend of riots and he agreed to meet with me I grew up in cancer, is the second great right now we go If I'm on, raising so
So there was a grade we can't remember I have not been again gives a good friend of mine. He was a really nice guy, you know your high school colleagues, but it's not like you're, a mafia of any type, so the saying a word moil his arm. He would be loyal friends, he would be the guy he needed he's just. It was a good guy. Surprise you very much very much a surprise I would have never thought here. And I know there is a clear shea. I've seen it tv, and listen to enough, my favorite murders to go. You never expected Canada does one thing every now and then are you. People is in that form. That is very worrying. Also, as a small town, eighty two people were not gradually class, the, Inter Alia by small class, so
One thing I learn about a silver go into city, you see obsidian throughout Georgia, that different with other friends that met and had his. U interstellar are exposed very young age to everybody. It doesnt matter why black reach, for you're this amalgam of a class and everybody adapts and everybody gives every tanks on personality on lifestyle. To say something is, is almost normal. Was. There is almost no more to say, You gonna there's one thing every now and then are you. He lives in that form the town, but I mean we, Now is our resolve us its own back yard football. I mean I bet he played. We were in middle school is to do this.
Trophies out of, like stuff and then we'll play back your football championships stuff. That every sweeping day for years at me- and you would be there- from my class life of Germany with a couple of those over me. I just thought you just a community mere small community. Everybody has own promoted by has a younger brother, so when you're, just those few years apart. You can't know, as far as I'd was full of rumours is full rumors he's right and talk. Ok, so yeah, so this is just rumours, but what here is a piece about me, but somebody said
you know, wrongdoing, military and then he he didn't I've heard that nothing really crazy. And then they said yes, supposedly he just bad drinking beans and images. More in the other stuff that kind of life a few folks around my age and about a year younger. There was just a circle. They got on. Once you get to the end. The myth. Has the same changes in the same way as yet, and so I've heard this there's this group I just went down here not just can't figure he paused for that. Don't notice has any truth to work, but I just
maybe that was it, like with those complaint of my ears, is saying with a he performs he's. And then say: maybe I could sleep through military. I mean those pictures. Amene him hang out in my congratulations. Ormond along as we know, a salmon poolroom. I thought as far as an address Do you see a shell, a person who saw the whole the whole wrong. Sit down his eyes closed, Some people tell me, and he looks like that, she's been weighing alarm and he just wants to release on medium like I was scared to me. I thought TAT
You scared just he looks scared, really scared and if anything I really felt like I just wanted to say his name, that means I won't say U K. There's nothing. I can do to make it. Ok, definitely don't want be the judge jury. Importantly, and I'll have rightly you know Now- is complicated. If it was if it was all rumours all the rumors were simple algorithms. Let you happens here, it's crazy. It's all this in hand in it just makes sense. Now a complicated now son. God is not connected in the oil wrong the wrong. It was me the loyalty of it was
for sure a product of being in a cellar. Not belonging to a little clearer in high school, not judging, not not having to be certain in a certain group of friends like take us in the land of the plague, thought more likely. Supposing you in your class, it also place at all. One like this, but not necessarily in here in your school, in a classroom, but in your graduate class they may do something if you ever sides thing like lose some other such people. In a cellar one. If you like you uniqueness in anybody. Unique. Appeal battle, They can have to battle. I think changed a lot two thousand school, but You you really have to learn
people you have to learn how to absorb somebody else. The people they can truly exceptional for who they are. That's a unit with friends. Mozilla Yet this is really a town distant. And location can separate classes and races and ideas. This is one where everybody has to find replace. You have to put effort into the community and if you want this to give back and it will be back to me for something as what a lot of a man is gonna go through some of em there's a lot of smoking. He's gone. Yes, we exist, we have the voice. We are part of this whole thing I was in Silicon Valley can be strong. I would say I mean you can just gonna forget game, see that you can
Rams Day and you can see there are seen as place and private schools at this stage having ships and semi thousand stuff, and we can then buffaloes and they show up now What were the adventures of rocks and again it's been a while you need her with anything very well, There is no divide I think the town is feeling relieved. I think now I think that feeling I think that very confused. I think it would be anxious something everyone's asking why I dont think It must not come its duration at all. I've seen it As I said, I hope the town offers apologies for.
A lot, I think that some people dead me real apologies, because in a small town like this, I want to go carry a rumour like a kid, but we he had been torn. No way. He did it myself. The term guy but he was a sophisticated, so the things it I've heard it happen statistics he's not a resourceful guy, social site? I can imagine him He had some species the media they can crack run, that doesn't make sense on its own to me. First,
where do the vision I heard both names first, so as a classmate. You hear rule Hey, did you hear that These two guys are involved both names originally but then I said, but I'm pretty sure Rhine confessed thought really I knew I crazy. I knew he was. He was off he was often high school. He was with an after. He was nice, Put this way as a former classic. CALL Tom Ferguson me something
the color of her practice can explain it. He said you know, I'm cool guy I'll say. Ah, yes, I can see there really but she said, did you know he kill a guy and then he did when other members are not knowing what did did you know he killed this girl how about it for a twelve years, limb use it. I was crazy, no aid there but if you said, babies
I'll go crazy, so very robust spies on that you're a further. No one knows it s, probably true. I'm censoring this person's name, because this is still an active investigation. Question is divine, Duke ACT alone. What did he have? An accomplice, Interior, Grinstead S, murder,
as the night came to an inn across him. Better hotel room completely exhausted before I close my eyes, I got a phone call and this person Seated, tell me a very interesting story: there were the guy. Probably twenty or twenty one years old, when this happened to he graduated three years before they are put before this happened, so he was asked
He was a former stood at each other, I am always have disappeared, and this kid was talking he was talking about having killed there. I talk about your figure in order. An official Ryan Duke was saying that the server and stop one there's another one. This is quite aware. There's another kid that they're looking for same age, enrages name it. the other two: This is the picture
and I said I, about this. They felicity guys this coming Thursday we're having acumen, episode. I'm sure you all have a bunch of questions. So, if you like, mansard just the voice the number is seven, seven, no five, four five, six, four one one. Begin at seven, seven, no five, four, five! Six for what It is always next Monday case evidence in the Monday. After that is episode. Fourteen It was special thanks to resonate recordings. Brevity, mixing. Today's episode is penalised, I guess editing and production if you're looking to improve the quality of Europe like asked or third apply your own check them out at present
recordings dot com. They felicity guys it's easier.
Transcript generated on 2020-01-12.