CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) — A murder on Christmas Eve almost twenty years ago remains a mystery to investigators. “She always put her Christmas tree up in October,” Ethel Greimann said. Ethel Greimann said everyone knew how much her niece, Tera Tracy, 25, loved Christmas. “She was always ahead of the game when it came to her tree,” Greimann said. That year, Tracy had to work the over night shift on Christmas Eve.