“No more silence, no more small town secrets. If somebody does know something, then I’m trying to find out,” says Payne Lindsey in Oxygen’s Up and Vanished TV special based on the first season of his true-crime podcast by the same name.
The podcast put a national spotlight on Tara Grinstead, a school teacher and former beauty queen, who went missing from Ocilla, Ga. in 2005. In 2017, when season one of the podcast concluded, Lindsey’s investigation helped lead to the arrest of two men who plead not guilty and are currently awaiting trial.
In Oxygen’s special, Lindsey and his team will pick up where the podcast’s investigation left off. Combining chilling accounts with cinematic storytelling, it will focus on Grinstead’s disappearance, shedding light on new discoveries in the decade-old case and exploring how Lindsey helped crack it.
Up and Vanished premieres November 18 at 7 p.m. on Oxygen.