Chief of Police Selvain McQueen has just announced that the Columbus Police Department will be making an arrest tomorrow for the 1997 murder of George Wilbanks.
The name of the suspect is not being released at this time.
Wilbanks was murdered Nov. 2, 1997. The case has been unsolved for the past 14 years and was one of several unsolved murders featured on a 48 Hours national broadcast.
Wilbanks was one of five senior citizens murdered in the late 90’s. Also murdered were Mack Fowler, Robert Hannah, Loiuse Randall and Betty Everitt.
McQueen would not say if the suspect in the Wilbanks’ case is believed to be responsible for additional murders, saying “Each individual case is based on it’s merits.”
We will have more on this story as it unfolds.0