tara cole

I received an update today on the Tara Cole case, specifically with regards to accusations that her body could have been recovered sooner. The Nashville Metro Fire Department has released a study on the procedures and timeline, which concludes:

In conclusion, I believe that Metro OEM conducted an appropriate and safe recovery operation utilizing all appropriate resources. Their practices were consistent with other recovery operations. I do believe, however, that there is a reasonable probability that Tara Cole’s body could have been discovered sooner, had the barge been moved sooner. I cannot find any basis to conclude that Tara Cole’s homeless status factored into any decision making.

It’s impossible to ever say for sure, but one really does have to wonder if that’s really true. I have my doubts.