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Tarasha Benjamin After 4 years--should feds probe missing teen's disappearance?
by Robert Yaylor Tuesday Feb 4th, 2014 2:09 AM
(National) Something—just doesn’t add up in the disappearance of Selma teenager Tarasha Benjamin’s missing person’s case. Benjamin, who turns 21 this year, was headed to the local Selma Flea market with her friend Telisha Givhan. Both she and Gihvan got into the Mazda Tribute truck that Gihvan own. However, making just one stop a local barbershop, before the flea market, Gihvan offer Tarasha her truck after she claims that she had to do another young lady’s hair. Benjamin was asked by Gihvan, according to sources, to drop her off by the local fire department were Gihvan got into another car with her sister n law, leaving Tarasha to drive her SUV along. Two hours later, the Mazda Tribute truck was abandoned on the Cecil Jackson bypass—a highway that leads to the local flea market. Benjamin was nowhere to be found. After time had pass, Tarasha‘s Mother Regina Benjamin had call the Selma Police Department and a search was launch. Family and friends was passing out flyers and going door to door to search for the missing teen. “The whole community searched for her after that. We were out on the streets-everywhere.” Benjamin told the Selma Times Journal newspaper. The National Center for missing & Exploited Children had sent several rescue team to Selma and the search came up empty. The Selma Police Department and its investigation unit headed by Sgt Tory Neely had determine foul play, but since then, had treated the case as a teenage runaway. However, photos of the crime scene, clear finger prints left on the SUV, No Amber Alert, and a host of reasons, had led some to believe Benjamin’s missing persons case was “boxed” from the beginning.