Found Deceased NC - William “Andy” Banks, 39, Raleigh, met someone about selling his car, 12 Sept 2020 *ARREST*

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  1. steff13

    steff13 Well-Known Member

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    It's possible they beat him up and dumped him somewhere, and he's in bad shape but still alive.
     
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  2. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    RSBM:
    I don't care how many more prisons we need to build.


    RIGHT ?!?!?!?
    I live near a State Prison
    2 HUGE buildings are sitting empty, that used to house prisoners.
    The smaller facility across the street now houses them.
    I keep hearing how prisons are OVER Crowded yet here sits a huge EMPTY Prison.
    SMH
     
  3. Ontario Mom

    Ontario Mom stay safe ♥ be kind

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    I'm not so sure about that. I mean, I've followed countless cases where the spouse or other close family members had absolutely no idea the terrible things the suspect was involved in.
    I consider them victims as well, until/unless LE gives me reason not to.
     
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  4. sun16

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    I suppose, but you’d have to have water, and it’s going on 4 days. :(
     
  5. stormymama

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    When was this witness of a vehicle search, I wonder? What kind of vehicle? Or do they mean the RR was parked there?
     
  6. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    Vehicle has been found, an arrest has been made so NOW Andy needs to be found.
    The driving path taken from Cameron Village in Raleigh to where the RR was found in Virginia--
    I am sure LE is searching off those main highways/roads.
    How about where the RR was seen, with lights off near a stop sign ?? Might be a good place to look around for Andy also.
    JMO
     
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    I haven't seen that and don't want to. But if there is a test drive vs exchanging tickets for money, that does warrant more vigilance. But, hey, we all think we are never going to be that one. I just hate this for Andy's family and friends.
     
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    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    I am feeling clueless. Who is BRL?
     
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    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    If you look at his profile she makes a comment on one of his profile pictures
     
  11. EmmaRose

    EmmaRose Well-Known Member

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    Praying for Andy and his family.
     
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  12. modesty blaise

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    This is so sad! Evil lives among us.
     
  13. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    Nothing has happened to people. Humans have been killing other humans and stealing and committing all manner of atrocities for many thousands of years. None of this is new. It's why the saying, the most dangerous animal is man, is true. IMO.
     
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    rainynights Well-Known Member

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    A witness told CBS 17 he saw Danville police officers investigating behind a church.

    “It must’ve been a Range Rover involved that was behind a church on Hughes Street,” he said.

    According to public records, Merritt’s home address is also on Hughes Street.

    [...]

    A man who lives near where Banks’ Range Rover was found is hoping for a positive outcome.

    “I saw a lot of police and they were investigating. I’m hoping he’s OK and I’m praying for him, but there’s always something going on around here,” said Michael, who only provided his first name and lives near scene where Range Rover was found.

    Virginia man arrested in connection with Raleigh man’s disappearance; friends pray for missing man | CBS 17
     
  15. steff13

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    Steph8angels Eye in the Sky

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    Police find vehicle, still searching for former Gastonia man

    Banks was reportedly wearing blue Patagonia shorts, a gray shirt with a picture of a mountain on the front and flip flops.

    Anyone who might know where Banks is or believe they may have seen him since Saturday afternoon is asked to call 911.

    Banks was reportedly meeting two men about the Range Rover. The potential buyer said he was bringing along a mechanic. The three men reportedly left together for a test drive of the vehicle and Banks' family has not heard from his since.
     
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    Normally when you test drive a vehicle you get it on the highway to get it up to higher speeds. I’m wondering if they were all in the car and the second offender pulled a gun, and made Andy throw his phone out once they were on the highway. I also wonder if they’d drive to a more remote area before getting off again???
     
  18. Wendyb1063

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    Odd that three cases I've been following here on Websleuths recently all featured victims who had Range Rovers (Suzanne Morphew, Jake Cefolia, and Andy Banks).

    I feel so bad for Andy's friends and family.
     
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    This article from my local news this morning mentions that the arrest warrant says Merritt threatened Banks with a gun during the process of stealing the car. I haven’t been able to find a copy of the arrest warrant.

    Virginia man extradited to Raleigh on charges he stole SUV belonging to missing man Andy Banks

    Hopefully LE makes the second arrest today and AB is located as well.
     
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  20. Midge Montana

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    Somebody’s talking, then.
     

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