Assuming he was drinking and/or using cocaine while on the run (my guess would be that he wasn't), he would have been sober by the time he got to Houston County.
You don't think he was drinking and/or using drugs while on the run?
I mean, I don't know, I'm just asking. His eyes looked bloodshot, but that could be from lack of sleep and anxiety.
The withdrawal from cocaine isn’t going to make a person sick like heroine etc. Depending on how heavily/often he drank he could suffer more from that but I doubt his detox will be anything major.
I don't. I think he probably left in a hurry, so I doubt he thought to grab a bottle. I don't think he would have had a lot of cash on him either so I don't think he was making any drug pickups while on the lam. But even if I'm wrong, he spent the night in the Irwin County jail after he was arrested. He'd have been sober by the time he got to Houston County jail.
@trista, I have many unanswered questions. One of the biggest problems is that I think the killer acted alone and then implicated his friend(s) in the coverup and disposal of the body. The only person that knows the truth is the guilty party. Everything else is hearsay. People may know things Bo told them, but is it reliable? He is a proven thief and dishonest person. I don’t believe a word he says. If he were truly concerned that Ryan would pin it on him, why burn the body and destroy every bit of evidence that could have proven his innocence? It is a lie! She was burned because she was raped! All the sexual allegations that have been made infuriate me. Also, sometimes having a powerful family and political connections puts one at a higher level of scrutiny and is used against them. That works both ways! I’m glad I’m not the only one here tired of Hardworking public servants being “on trial” with suppositions because somebody said... such and so.... I will be glad when the day comes that I finally get to meet that fellow named “somebody.” LOL.
Bond hearing set for Ryan Duke Feb 11 Irwin County...
@mary I agree with your point about BD being a liar. I think everything he has said needs to be backed up by someone else... and that someone else can't be Brooke. To answer @sandie I think it's very plausible there was another person there with BD or helped with the clean up. I don't think it would be possible to move a body without help (either from the orchard or from Tara's house), especially if she was left somewhere for a while first (ie the perpetrators not knowing they had killed her, possibly thinking she was just knocked out). I have no doubt that these recent events with BD are a result of someone who has been waiting for their past to catch up with them. And it's also proven that he is capable of terrible and violent things. Something which we have no evidence of RD doing.
@ cake yeah I was asking your view on the murder. Was wondering if you were thinking someone else (besides Ryan and Bo -or in addition to Ryan and committed Tara’s murder. On the other, Ryan and Bo have confessed to BOTH committing and destroying Tara’s body. I believe them. I tend to believe they BOTH murdered Tara. I think they both sexually assaulted / raped her but they destroyed the evidence.
@mary I agree that a person who was murdered and is no longer here should not be drug threw the mud. With that being said...if there are facts in this case that are something that is not flattering it shouldn’t be suppressed. It should be presented respectfully and without slandering her name though. We know , for a fact, there was a relationship with a married man. We know with some certainty that she had a relationship with AV . We know AV showed up while HD was at her house. She was supposedly talking to her landlords son (I think....? I remember she was talking to someone so correct me if I’m wrong about who) all of this while in and out of a relationship with MH. This doesn’t make her bad!! But my point is we can’t ignore truths and who was involved with who and who knew who etc.
We will have to wait and see what evidence comes out at trial. I don’t believe she was in a sexual relationship with RD. There would be phone calls, text messages, a trail of proof. I’ve heard rumors not worth repeating. She made mistakes for sure. I’m not saying suppress anything known as fact at all! RD and BD are guilty, now LE and court officials must sort out the truth. Payne got people talking again and Brooke did the right thing by telling. Pieces of her remains have been found. Now after this legal mess is over, I pray TARA can RIP. I’m new on the DB. Came here to see what people were saying and felt the need to defend a friend. I knew Tara and know many of the players, but not RD or BD directly. My sisters know them and partied with them back in the day. One was at the infamous fight but left before it started and has a totally different story than the one reported here. I just pray for justice. I know Judge Reinhardt personally and have mo st of my life. We went to school together. He will do the right thing. He is NOT corrupt!!! April 1 is coming soon and I will be at the trial.
You and judge Rheinhart went to school together and your sisters both partied with Ryan and Bo?
I will say, as much as a dislike and distrust the DA, I do trust that Judge Reinhardt will do what he believes to be the right thing. You are correct; he is NOT corrupt. He is a good man from a good family.
I would LOVE to know what her phone records included... anyone? Cell phones were not the norm at that time. And speaking only for myself... if I am up to something I know probably isn't on the "up and up" or that would be looked fondly upon.... I'm going to cover my tracks!
Also, how does ANYBODY know what somebody else did or didn't do?! OBVIOUSLY, if she were having a sexual relationship with Ryan, she wouldn't be telling any and everybody! So for anybody to say she did or did not do anything is just ridiculous! Furthermore... this is a DISCUSSION board.... people come here to discuss... theories may be way off, be based on facts, or simply pulled from ones rear end! But.... we are all here to discuss. That will not stop, no matter who gets their feelings hurt or the toes that get stomped on!
Ryan was in Tara's neighborhood on a regular basis. His grandmother lived on the other end of Alder which was easily within walking distance. If I'm not mistaken, Bo's mama lived only two or three streets over from Tara for a while. I believe she did move before October of 2005 though. They both had reason to be in close proximity to Tara's home quite frequently. No need for calling or texting when words can easily be exchanged in passing. If Ryan's usual route in and out of the neighborhood purposely took him by her house they could've communicated without even using words.
I've kept my involvement with someone secret before and it can easily be done without leaving a digital or paper trail. I have had close friends that kept relationships a secret and I've helped them come up with some pretty creative ways to communicate and see each other. It was a lot easier to do back then, now we rely so heavily on cell phones most adults my age have forgotten how to write a letter on paper with a pen.
I've had many theories over the last few months but my personal feeling about Tara is that she was going places and studying and getting her ducks in a row. She had ambition and she was planning for her future. Because of all of those things I don't think she was reckless, and I don't think she wasn't seeing younger men. Her family and friends don't seem to think she was seeing past students. And maybe you're thinking she would keep it a secret?, but she would have told her best friend for sure women always tell their closest friends everything. The only other student who says they had a relationship was AV and according to one of Tara's friends, TG just helped him out and there wasn't anything else going on. By all reports she was friendly enough to say hi to her past students, even help them out. My mother is a teacher, and when she see's kids doing dangerous stuff on the street or anything she always pulls up in her car and talks to them. Asks them where their parents are and if they know they're out playing in the road. When you teach kids, you always see t hem as someone you have to protect it's hard to not think like that even after they've left school. @sandie I'd say it's way more likely that she might have gone to help some past students she saw possibly drunk on the road. Maybe they asked to use her bathroom. I think she let them into her house, because she was kind and trusting. I do think there was more than one person involved based on the damage done in her bedroom. There looked like there was a struggle according to Godwin. I think they took her out of her house in her own car, taking her handbag and keys, leaving the phone on the charger where Tara left it. Someone returned the car before 12, before HD came for the wellness check. All the lights off in the house would have made him think she was at home asleep.
@cake yes - you’ve described the heart of a teacher well. They do go out of their way to help others. Tara’s friends have described her as such. I also view her as goal oriented and an individual who worked hard to bring the future she invisioned into a reality. I LOVED hearing her friend Maria share how Tara TAUGHT HERSELF to SING in order to help herself be more competitive in the pageants. A resource she worked within to fund her education. Like many of us, no one handed her anything - she worked for what she had accomplished. A lifestyle in education and ongoing education is a lifestyle of discipline. In other words - WORK. Absolutely infuriates me these two evils murdered her. And not just murdered Tara - set her on fire and destroyed her physical body. I think they BOTH sexually assaulted her and then eliminated the evidence of their heinous acts. I think the routine trickle of suggestions that more individuals were involved is classic red herring logical fallacy. Aka BS.
Destroying someone's life is one thing. Taking a life is another thing. But when they destroyed the body they removed all hope of her parents burying her and grieving.. and possibly finding out and knowing for sure what happend to their daughter. It goes beyond a 'little mistake' kids might have made, you'd have to be completely detatched from normal emotional reasoning and empathy to be able to go through with such a thing. I don't want to think about their reasons for burning the evidence. It's very hard to comprehend that was their only option at the time. It's a desperate move.