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A photograph of the car is posted below this case summary. It has tinted windows and the Maryland license plate number LRN 534. A surveillance camera of the parking lot showed an unidentified figure driving the vehicle into the lot, parking it, getting out and walking away. Enhancement of the video indicated the figure was a man. Motley Crue posted a reward for information leading to Tracey's safe return, but the offer yielded no viable tips.
Tracey was reported afraid of her husband, Dennis Joseph Tetso, at the time of her disappearance and was contemplating divorce. They had only been married for about six months. She had begun a relationship with a coworker in January 2005, and was planning to attend the concert with him. Dennis was the one who reported her disappearance to police, but afterward he refused to cooperate with the investigation or participate in search efforts.
In June 2009, over four years after Tracey's disappearance, Dennis was arrested and charged with her murder. At his trial in October 2010, the prosecution alleged he was an abusive husband who killed Tracey after he found out she was having an affair. Dennis was the only defense witness; he stated he had not harmed his wife and had no idea where he was. He was convicted of second-degree murder.
Tracey was employed as a dispatcher at Aggregate Industries at the time of her disappearance. She is described as a responsible and caring woman who owned a home and cars, had a good job and took good care of her three pets. Her loved ones stated it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning; they never believed she left of her own accord. Her body has never been recovered, but foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.
Left: Gardner-Tetso's tattoo;
Right: Gardner-Tetso's car