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Tarasha Benjamin, 5 years later, what now for the missing Selma girl?
by Amy Shultz
Friday Jun 26th, 2015 2:01 PM
" You just don't label something a cold case...when you haven't investigated a damn thing." he continues.
(National) It has been five years to date, on this day June 26, that 17 year old Tarasha Benjamin went missing from her Selma, Alabama home.

Benjamin was headed to the local flea market with her neighbor Telisha Givhan. Two hours later, the truck that the two girls left in was abandon on the Cecil Jackson Bypass, a highway that leads to the Selma Flea Market. Givhan later returned home. Tarasha did not.

Georgia press officials tried to track down Givhan at her home in 2011 for comments, but her mother(Givhan) told media officials her daughter was unavailable at the time.

Authorities in Selma claim that every lead has led to a dead end. But, Georgia Special interests Group such as the Atlanta Support group dissented, accusing the Selma PD of a " Down-right Shady Police cover up"!

" They had fresh finger prints from the vehicle Tarasha was driving. They had eye witnesses, they had everything they needed to solve Benjamin's case within a few weeks and had the additional help from the feds, but chose to do nothing". Lawyer Henderson, Founder of the group said.

" You just don't label something a cold-case when you haven't investigated a damn thing". He continues.

When asked Henderson what would he like to see happen next in Benjamin's case. He pauses. Lends back in his chair at his Atlanta office and then answers.

" it's going to take a new Mayor, a new police chief and the feds. Somebody who has much respect for the Benjamin family". He explains.


Henderson and his team has long suspect former Selma Police officer Bart Watkins is involved some how. He believe that Watkins has a clear motive for Tarasha's Disappearance.


The group has setup a petition for Tarasha on Moveon.org. and is asking the public to sign it.
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