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Families in the quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Pleasant View where she was found were stopped in their tracks Friday morning when police, TBI and crime scene investigators searched a home on Goodsprings Road.
"You wouldn't expect that around here," said Darrell Hunter, who lives on the same street. "Quiet neighborhood, laid back nothing really ever happens like that so you're kind of shocked about something like that."
Pleasant View police officers went to the home for a welfare check after relatives reported they had not heard from 57-year-old Donna Bandy.
Police say the family's fears were confirmed, when officers found Bandy dead inside a bathroom.
"It's just a big shock really," Hunter said. "I mean out here hardly anything like that ever happens. You don't hear of anything bad going on around here."
Investigators are still trying to find out exactly who or what caused Bandy's death but they picked up a lead when they noticed a vehicle was taken from the home.
That car was later found in Robertson County, along with David Monk, who police say had recently divorced Bandy.
Monk was arrested in Robertson County and charged with public intoxication but following Friday s grisly discovery, he was taken to the Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City for questioning.
"That sounds real good that they do have somebody," Hunter said. "It kind of keeps your worries in the back of your mind, now you don't have to worry about too much because they have someone in question of doing it so that s a good thing."
While the TBI said the cause of death is still under investigation, police say they haven t had a homicide investigation in close to 10 years.
Friday, September 28 2012, 10:43 PM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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