Payne set up a scholarship fund last year, I think in Tara’s name. That’s all I know of.
That's great to hear!
www.upandvanished.com/tara - 3 scholarships have been awarded so far this year. Winners will be publicly announced soon.
@southerndaisy... salty much?
@csaw - The scholarships were $1K each totaling $3K
It does make me sad that Dusty passed away never gaining any financial gain for his contributions to the podcast and telling Tara's story. He contributed a lot to the episodes in my opinion. I do feel he sincerely wanted justice for Tara.
This is always an interesting topic to me. When reporters cover stories, or authors write books about cold cases, are they expected to give a huge amount of the proceeds to charity? Or are they making a living? Payne and team just happened create entertainment while also helping a family find justice. It’s a business. They are making money but I don’t think they are Scrooge McDucking their way around in a vault filled with gold.