S1E5: The Black Truck
In this episode we explore an old lead from 2006 about a black truck seen in Tara's yard and on the surrounding street on the night that she disappeared.
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previously on up and vanished one Parsons who has been vetted the most direct more planned Marcus Harper he was absolutely tired of her shoes on and was upset about some very rational and she told me that she found I was dating someone she would commit suicide on Friday October fourteen six forty three am Tara sent Marcus Harper's mother an email if I did not give a crap about Marquez you are and his feelings I would not be in the state if this were all about me not want markets fisherman Marcus what upset about something happening to me even hem he leaves it as this and something may happen to me like that said though that I did this mean that I get Gina something was going to happen she did was not her normal self and everybody can tell you that she was but I know she was not acting the second piece of evidence was a business card found in tears front door car belonged to a friend of tears family a police officer from a nearby town called Perry detective he docks for a place to park late Sunday night October twenty third here is mom was concerned because she wasn't responding so she asked this family friend to go check on her so he drove there with the sole intent of checking on terror oh yeah I do think it's odd that he likes didn't see the glow on the ground up I think in some unusual Dylan with a veteran detective the only thing that the dog shows any indication to Roseanne Barr how we determine that they were responding to septic lines or sewage the residence was completely destroyed also destroyed by the fire with a two thousand Ford expedition vehicle belonged to Michael Langford the fire Marshal port that every year says the cause of the fire is unknown it was completely dark did you ever remember seeing the owner of the vehicle to ever come up there when you guys were there the other the water was a guy named Michael Langford owned vehicle the homeowner the man I know but govern but we did that but there was Marcus and Michael friends are what markets operate much like work Wasilla PD together they are free and yes the end and in the end the go today marking the last time anybody has the the uh the tinder for TV in Atlanta this is up and vanished the investigation of Tara Grant said I'm your host pain Lindsay the first thing I want to jump into in this episode is the Fire Dragon road if you missed last week's episode of case evidence going to fill you in real quick with the basics why is this fire suspicious to me one is the only place in the entire two hundred square miles they searched that the cadaver dogs made a hit on it wasn't just one dog several dogs Number two behind the house that was a Ford expedition was completely burned too but it didn't belong to the homeowner belong to a man named Michael Langford and Michael Langford had actually worked at Mosul a police department the same time tears x boyfriend Marcus Harper did and they were friends number three on top of all that the fire Marshal could determine what caused the fire it's still undetermined to this day I spoke to a man last week named Jim Hanley who also have one of his search dog sit on the house without a search that brought another one and they spent many hours sifting of debris mainly for in Korean but ten hours first of all they've been seal or something they're going to do that it's been that much time and work yest nite outing and insist that the building was Tara I can't prove it that's a that's that's being that it was CIS playground after working a few years but she tested and tested and tested her nose with parts are quite brilliant cast to that size you can get a dog is not like a person just does what it's trained to do my knowledge which is best as I can do she never fall indicated now you can there is some chemical compositions that will trigger the same as endeavoring which is what the dogs searching for what she did at their house I am ninety five percent sure that it was cadaver I believe that place in my heart as everything involved with and has everything to do with this case every year honoring Jack was she there when the house Bernal and Diego in two years and that was she there morning in the body leaks votes in a meeting or whether they can clean it up but they're from hell here's Bennett Miller's blisters in between the House to the car that didn't burn she told me there was no thrill of fire between the house in the car in the bush is in between them were never burned this suggested that the current House version separately and that would mean Orson not an accident Jim also told me that before we came down with his dogs was talking in chat rooms of people about the case and we said his windowsill a somebody threatened an eye on who we must of ruffles some feathers on I'm thinking of one involved because we were on the Internet you know in a chatroom and discussing what could be happen and what should be done in only the plans were made and we were making making work for this week search me looking and what you doing I do it it's just a normal chat room Allison this guy gets on there in only his antagonistic in this whole deal and in some room rates you can down there and punch in facial tic why would someone say that there were only involved in a deal on some lean surgeons or the doctor got one person he told me but the lead and six the town of the terrace house tree he tell me that he was probably the Sunday he sow a black Crow part in the door he said that there was individual to comment came year Jia Wen jiao when Tom Daschle searched the moment struck houses searched her house so they clambered up and never discussed in a black truck causing them to be treated as suspects can note no kind of fall composite everybody think that I found another witness from her porch you can see teardrop and they sow all black from first to seven thirty Sunday at the same person at six am that morning the persons has a one to get me a shout to try their house he says the stately that long to have no of God's response to my frozen the account the word of the committee present here's an of a year ago our cardio information about another report the incident this was necessary to the lady was back in the driveway into the road and car pooled to someone but here are the electorate next we see at the time you could have done some good ideas beyond the department trucks in the area way too late now according to Maurice a lot of people saw this black truck that weekend driving by terrace house or even part in the R next to it he's convinced the truck is related to tear to many people have seen where these people now it's been a solid two months trying to find a kid who stole the truck he claimed that he actually saw the man driving and the man cursed at him when he drove by if this could release all the man that maybe he can remember what he looks like maybe a sketch artist could do a composite but this kid was really off the map I mean I tried everything to find this kit but no luck so I moved on to other witnesses I remember the at bat he went missing and called me in the pedestrian was on my house when you go I still love u turn of the rat Pack story in that tree is down in the last block before easing her on her free her hands in her house was on the missing lost or I walk away from a tiring the three things a girl I was leaving him as now the only one making the church bulletin the church have been some complications and she said nowhere am I way I'm going to come here if you are still on the phone and she got her car yes there is usually really quiet lot where we only and that they are where I lived in Thailand it was really why you have to worry about us and said that she got her eye he hollered he hid the fact the way he said Here Come the Black Sea that no tears I came around a longer story she said a truck train around the outer story internal pouch tree why are weary and are about women are over and this was around me and that was a black and she said it was a new truck same thing last coming up the road but you know she died in a car was a back alley anyone has seen her somewhere if you're looking at carousel owner ran down to the work our forty s when you come after driveway in combat daughter with my karate that would go like your backyard you would Michael if we read or whatever it was anger that I own are and how the property they were coming over that way and made a round hole she said they never even thought they just made the turn from Route three just when white people written or hit the ground the new structure at the race I would have been trying to kill you I know now you know our incoming class took our very best gift was a bigger or smaller size truck it was something like the older word and when you're buying a black one the new truck that science for it to come up that road from that way that Laden as saying that that she went missing it is scary the February two thousand disturbing video surfaced on it featured with his space his altered he proclaimed to be a serial killer he called himself a catch Me Killer in the video to have killed different females and one of these he described was determined by authorities to be Tara be said and he would slowly release clues about his markers through a series of YouTube videos he warn the viewers not to attempt discover his true identity at the IP address could not be traced the the uh uh first uh uh the uh the the chance to become the hero emotions of the police the purse or keys the catch Me Killer tells viewers play my game and solve my puzzles and a leader the sixty bodies one by one he claimed one of his victims was a case we've covered heavily here on issues terror grandstand thirty year old teacher and former beauty queen mysteriously vanish from Georgia three years ago the video sparked launched an investigation identity the man's face and voice police down the man by his IP the man was twenty seven Haley of Gainesville Georgia and after a thorough police that they were ultimately were part of the bizarre Hailey was eliminated eating grin says and was later of tampering with police this case seem to be full of different false leads surprisingly just this last week another Internet video service a man named James Rankin was hiking the woods by his house in upstate New York when he fell upon something pretty creepy over two dozen trees all around them cover with people's missing posters and one of the posters was Terrace the video hit the internet just a few days ago and has since reached over thirty million views so I count on the inhale remember this tune with the was a ok for the wildlife years anyway I'll cut right to the chase because I might die look sky people Look look with the We Are the time something like this though the video was indeed pretty spooky was likely some sort of folks once again for the sake of the podcasts I track down James himself so he could tell me the real deal but this video the park nearby got some hiking trail I'm going through the actual bargain a little side trail branching off the main jail in a file with his Vienna is rather like like inspired to do things on the trees and take a closer look of yours either designed as a peep about some of the parsing of signs with information about local plants to kind of animals usually looking for them to check it out and I get down there it is only missing persons posters which caught me completely off guard by this bill in Congress to anything that has expecting to see anything I've ever seen these or it was alarming and walk around wearing a constituent and unlike what I mean to do other than the hell out of there was some kind of documentation away and jumped on Facebook and I wanted to found a distress call I mean and the arrest and then anymore she looked and I left everybody that is the friends and people don't even know and they're all in complete agreement is to the police is what I did what I show them with things like Thank you for calling you did the right thing go home the next morning they somebody from the author's view of the voice now they investigated they were called by the homeowners and property of these posters were hung up by them and decorations an upcoming Halloween party The The The The The The The The episodes fact I talked briefly about Marcus Harper's alibi according to Marcus the White Horse saloon to watch his friend's band The Left met up with his friend Sean Fletcher was still a police officer they rode around together in the cop car that night and made several stops in reference to a man named Danny Merritt so I made a request with the Salem PD to get the reports Anthony Merritt because if these didn't add up that Harper's alibi didnât either got reports back to Mozilla none of them happened on Saturday night the twenty second one happened right before one of the twenty six but not a single report to be married on the twenty second this was a pretty big deal there's no reports of any merit then maybe those stops it happen if those stops it happen there was Marcus Harper but before got ahead of myself there was still one place I had to check the Rowan County Sheriff's Department it's possible that the reports were filed with the sila but instead with the county so give them a call you me one person dying beanie Merritt Amy Vinnie Vinnie yet have a second five on the issue I told him A R R T that we have been one report own he was about OK what date it and they were intrinsic to it in twenty seven two of those again ladies of Fillmore Road to Airport Day was a sleepy and twenty seven C's of any other report on being a nationalist only get on him I just got off the phone with the Irwin County Police Department I called them to see if they had any separate records about Billy Merritt separate from Mosul police so he actually ended up looking it up on the phone when I was there and they only have one report on him is on October twenty six that's it if that's true somebody stole the ball faced lie or the or the police officer I know there was no report to him having his dispatcher get the all around the neck Amy and she asked her what was the resolution of them know that exists at all just opinion on the Earl of March the the big as this endeavor so far as reminder to slow one episode that the season series in two seasons of six episodes each into two weeks will be the season one finale the dory in twos coming out in January trust me you're not going to want to miss the next episode also if you're enjoying these podcasts please leave a rating on iTunes feeling really generous you can send a donation right now this podcast is entirely self funded by myself every single donation no matter the size is a huge help to screw up and vanish dot com and click the donate page for listening guys I'll see you next Monday for an episode of case evidence in the following Monday for the season one finale the the you
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