50 people in 50 days: Woman vanished after leaving bar
February 24th, 2011
08:37 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Woman vanished after leaving bar

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 29th case, and it will be shown Thursday at 9 p.m. on HLN.

Authorities say Tracy Ocasio (pictured) disappeared after a surveillance camera recorded her leaving an Orlando, Florida, bar with a man in late May 2009.

Her car was found abandoned the next afternoon about 200 yards from the home of the man, James Hataway, who told investigators she had driven him home and then left, according to police.

Ocasio's purse was in the car; her key, cell phone and identification were not found.

Ocasio, 27 at the time, met Hataway a week before.

Police said Hataway is a suspect, but has not been charged, in Ocasio’s disappearance. He is charged in an unrelated attempted-murder case.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. ed bailey

    I may be a dumb as dirt Alabama boy but let's see, this dirtbag is charged in another capital crime and her car was just a skip from his joint. Mary poppins did it!

    February 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cromo

    r.i.p. hot chick. why couldnt that megalomaniacal shrieking harpy nancy grace have vanished instead? self-aggrandizement and making money offa people's suffering ftl.

    February 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NASA sponsored by NFL

    time warner and the NFL bring you the privitized NASA. Every music cd we never purchase advances the new national effort. Meanwhile retired air force book writers talk show guests insist u.f.o. Alien abductions must have a trillion dollar speculation budget. The night sky is easier to see when the race for space is the race for ratings.

    February 25, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. NASA sponsored by NFL

    oppsss.. "Privatized". Eventually there is only one government agency left. Guess which one ? The f.c.c.

    February 25, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. mad hater

    Nancy Grace is eating mad steaks off other peoples bad breaks!

    February 25, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    What's the most important thing? More important than anything else? Bringing closure to her loved ones. They do not know what happened to her.
    You take this sc/mbag James Hataway who obviously has murdered or sold her, and start cutting off his fingers one by one. By the second finger, he will tell you everything you want to know. He didn't follow the rules set by God, he has taken a human life.
    What's a couple fingers in comparison? If you stop being weak and stupid; then, you will save lives.
    jim

    February 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brieske

      Here's what you do. You put a Top Secret military type team together. They just go around cutting off the fingers of those who are obviously guilty. They gain the information about the whereabouts of people's loved ones.
      There is nothing more important to many.
      jim

      February 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Little Ceaser

    Somethings not right.This guy is hiding something. And the un-related attempted murder charge!, it just does'nt look good. I'll bet it was him though.

    February 26, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. rumrunner

    don't do business w GE Money.they are crooks.if you do, pay them off asap.they will screw you! i'm just sayin'.

    February 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |