Body Of Missing NC Man Andy Banks Believed Located Thursday In VA Suspect Arrested

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — A body found in rural Virginia may be that of a missing Raleigh man, William “Andy” Banks Jr, who disappeared last weekend.

Raleigh police have charged a suspect in the case with murder.

The vehicle of Banks was located Tuesday. He went missing after meeting someone to sell his Range Rover Saturday, has been located abandoned across state lines in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on Monday.

Banks, 39, was last seen around 2 p.m. Saturday near Cameron Village in Raleigh, home to a chic shopping center of the same name. The vehicle was located in Danville.

According to Raleigh Police, Banks was supposed to meet someone in the K&W Cafeteria parking lot about selling his 2011 Silver Range Rover Sport, according to reports. Local reports said the restaurant is currently closed and cameras from nearby businesses point away from the parking lot.

The Danville police department is assisting Raleigh Police Department.

Anyone with possible information that might help locate Banks is asked to contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit for text and email reporting options.


Geo quick facts: Pittsylvania County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,506. Chatham is the county seat. Pittsylvania County is included in the Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Missing Alabama State U Student Adam Dowdell Found Dead Monday

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Missing Alabama State University student Adam Dowdell Jr., has been found dead Monday in Montgomery County, according to officials.

The body of Dowdell, 22, was found Monday in Montgomery after the student was last seen departing his dorm room to go to an ATM Sept. 8, according to a missing persons poster.

Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman said officers are conducting a death investigation after a male body was discovered about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Hutchinson Street near Interstate 85.

The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

A cause of death was not provided.

No suspect information was provided.

ASU campus police were notified Wednesday that he was possibly missing.

“ASUPD has opened an active, ongoing investigation with help from Central Alabama CrimeStoppers and assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies,” ASU officials said Monday.

Police ask anyone with knowledge of this Dowdell’s death to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831.


Geo quick facts: Montgomery County is a county located in the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 229,363, making it the fourth-most populous county in Alabama. Its county seat is Montgomery, the state capital. Montgomery County is included in the Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Diana Rigg The Avengers ‘Emma Peel’ Dead At 82

LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Diana Rigg, who played Emma Peel on 60s TV series, The Avengers, has died. She was 82.

Rigg, whose career stretched from the 1960s to the recent blockbuster series, “Game of Thrones,” died after a battle with cancer.

Agent, Simon Beresford, said Riggs died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling confirmed her mother died of cancer after being diagnosed in March.

Rigg “spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words,” Stirling said.

Rigg starred in “The Avengers” as secret agent Emma Peel alongside Patrick McNee’s bowler-hatted John Steed. The pair were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show whose mix of adventure and humor was enduringly influential.


Geo quick facts: London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city – wikipedia.

Youtube Beauty Star ‘Ethan Is Supreme’ Peters Found Dead At 17

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Rising Youtube beauty influencer, Ethan Peters, was found dead of an apparent overdose, according to Sunday reports. He was 17.

AKA, Ethan is Supreme, died of a prescription drug overdose, according to friends on Sunday.

Via TMZ:

Peters appears to have passed away this weekend from an apparent overdose of what might be Percocet (an opioid) … this according to his best friend and musician Ava Louise, who claims the guy had an addiction that he developed over the past couple years or so.


Georgetown U Basketball Coach ‘Big John’ Thompson Dead At 78

WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Georgetown University legendary coach “Big JohnThompson Jr., has died, it was announced Monday morning. He was 78.

Thompson led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship, built the program into a juggernaut, and took the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s.


His coaching legacy includes the recruitment and development of four players in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson.

A cause of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center – wikipedia.

NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson Dead At 53

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Former NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets player, Cliff Robinson has died. He was 53.

The 1993 Sixth Man of the Year died, the UConn Huskies confirmed Saturday.


Robinson, known for his trademark headband, spent 19 seasons in the NBA with the . He made the 1994 NBA All-Star Game and was named to two NBA All-Defensive second teams while averaging 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 1,380 career games — the 13th-most in NBA history.

Robinson also won an NIT title at UConn, which retired his No. 00 in 2007.

“The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson,” the school said Saturday on Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time.”

Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dead At 42

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — “Black Panther” star, Chadwick Boseman, has died, it was revealed Friday. He was 42.

Boseman passed away following a 4-year battle with colon cancer.

Chadwick also starred in the “Avengers” franchise and portrayed Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.”

Fans became concerned after Chadwick appeared gaunt on social media.


Geo quick facts: Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes – wikipedia.

Body Found In Temple TX Thursday Night Believed To Be Missing Fort Hood Soldier Elder Fernandes

BELL COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — A body found in Bell County, Texas Thursday night is believed to be that of missing Fort Hood Soldier Elder Fernandes.

Temple Police said late Thursday night that a male body found near railroad tracks west of South 49th Street is likely that of the missing 23-year-old soldier.

Police responded to a call of an unresponsive man. When they arrived, officials determined the victim “had been deceased for some period of time.”

Investigators said identification found at the scene “indicates the victim may be missing Fort Hood Soldier 23-year-old Elder Fernandes.”

Investigators said no forensic confirmation has been made at this time in the investigation.

A cause of death was not provided.

Foul play is not suspected.


Geo quick facts: Bell County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 310,235. Its county seat is Belton. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas – Wikipedia.

‘Power Trip’ Singer Riley Gale Dead At 35

DALLAS, TEXAS. (THECOUNT) — Power Trip vocalist, Riley Gale, died on Monday, according to his band members. He was 35.

The group has not released information on Gale’s cause of death.

The band posted a statement confirming the sad news:

“Dear Power Trip fans worldwide,

“It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night.

“Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend. He touched so many lives through his lyrics and through his huge heart. He treated everyone he met as a friend and he always took care of his friends. We will celebrate Riley’s life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind. You, the fans, meant so much to him, please know how special you are. If you have a memory of Riley please share it, no matter how small, as we remember him.

“Please respect our wishes for privacy during this time. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dallas Hope Charities, the link to donate directly is here.

“Signed, – Rlley’s Loving Family

“P.S. Funeral and visitation arrangements are pending.”


Geo quick facts: Dallas County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas, the state’s second-most populous county, and the eighth-most populous in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the population was 2,368,139; in 2019 it was estimated to have 2,635,516 inhabitants – Wikipedia.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Jack Sherman Dead At 64

Jack Sherman, who performed guitar and toured the United States with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died. He was 64.

Red Hot Chili Peppers band members revealed Sherman’s passing on social media, in a statement that reads:

“We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed.

“Jack played on our debut album as well as our first tour of the USA. He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.”

A cause of death has yet to be announced.