Kenny Gandy Murder Investigation

January 20, 2010

According to Chief Bunch, on Saturday July 25th 2009 Jessie Mae Gandy reported that her 23 year old son, Kenny Gandy was missing.

Thursday November 5th, hunters found what appeared to them to be human remains off the Sally Gray Rd. near BJ Henry Rd. in a wooded area in Wayne County. The Wayne County Sheriff's Department responded to the call and secured the area notifying the Department of Public Safety's Crime Lab Unit, which processed the scene. The remains were recovered along with any potential evidence found at the scene. The Mississippi Stae Medical Examiner's Office determined that the cause of death was a gunshot to the head. The Scales Biological Laboratory confirmed that the remains were those of Kenny Gandy. This agency was notified of the findings by Wayne County Medical Examiner, David Pugh. Officers and Investigators of the Waynesboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office and South Miss Narcotics Task Force have worked diligently and put in many hours on this case. WPD Investigator Wesley Waites and Lt. Chris Harris have worked with the Sheriff's Office Investigators Mike Mozingo and Kevin Stevens along with the Agents of the South Miss Narcotics Task Force to bring this case to a close. Based on the evidence collected and statements obtained during the course of the investigation Sandy Powe IV, age 24, has been charged by the Waynesboro Police Department with the murder of Kenny Gandy. This is an ongoing investigation and more arrest maybe forthcoming.

Powe had an initial appearance before Judge Charles Britton Sr. and the cases will be bound over to the action of the Grand Jury for the July 2010 term. Bond set at one million dollars.