Andy Banks Obituary – A missing individual’s case including a previous Gastonia inhabitant has finished with a recouped body and a man accused of homicide.
Raleigh police declared Thursday that they accept the assortment of Andrew “Andy” Banks has been found in Virginia.
“I am totally and absolutely sorrowful,” said beloved companion Holly Haygood. “Such a silly demonstration of insidiousness.”
Police have charged Justin Fernando Merritt, 34, with first-degree murder in the demise of Banks. He had before dealt with indictments identified with the burglary of Banks’ vehicle.
Police said the body was recuperated with the assistance of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Found right over the state line, this is a similar province prior associated with the case by the disclosure of Banks’ vehicle.
The body will be sent to the coroner in Roanoke, Virginia, for examination and positive ID.
Banks, 39, experienced childhood in Gastonia and was an alum of Ashbrook High School. His late granddad, Dan Gunter, was a civic chairman of Gastonia during the 1960s.