UPDATE: Arrest made in July 2020 murder of Crissy Hayes, suspect held without bond

Arkansas News

BANKS, Ar. (KTVE/KARD) 7/27/21 — An arrest has been made in the murder of Crissy Hayes in Banks last year.

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed Dilan Estes, 26, of Monticello was arrested Monday and is being charged with capital murder.

He has appeared in court and is being held at the Dallas County Jail Facility without bond.

There is no clear motif at this time though Bradley County Sheriff Tillman said Estes had allegedly been at Crissy’s home to install a satellite dish.

It was believed Crissy had last been seen alive on July 12. She was found the next day murdered inside her home.


Memorial ride happening Saturday to raise reward money for information in Banks homicide

BANKS, Ar. (KTVE/KARD) 7/16/21 — One year after a woman was murdered in Banks, a local group is trying to raise awareness and increase the reward leading to her killer’s arrest.

“Crissy didn’t deserve to die the way she died and no one had the right to take her away and that person or persons is still running free,” Mona Gregory, the victim’s mother said.

Crissy Hayes, 44, was found stabbed to death inside a trailer home last year on July 13. There is a $5,000 reward right now but no one has come forward with information into her murder.

On Saturday July, 17, the Wolfpack Riders will host a run to increase the reward. It will start at Ken’s Razorback Shack at 2 p.m. in Bearden and will continue to Camden and then Ogemaw.

The ride will end back in Bearden at the Razorback Shack where there will be a $100 raffle drawing and concert.

“I had to do something. Hopefully we can get the killer,” Judd Mitchell, President of Wolfpack Riders.

Anyone is welcome to join the ride in their motorcycle or vehicle. It costs $20 to participate.

“The higher this reward goes the better possibility we have of getting answers,” Gregory said.

Anyone can donate to the Judd Mitchell/Crissy Hayes account at any Farmers Bank and Trust location.

Arkansas State Police is investigating this case. You can contact them at 501-618-8850. if you have information on this unsolved murder.

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