Missing McAllen woman found dead, police investigating

Local News

(Source: McAllen Police Department)

MCALLEN — A missing 37-year-old has been found dead by authorities.

According to Sheriff Eddie Guerra, Melissa Banda’s deceased body was found east of FM 493 and Mile 14 1/2 in rural Hidalgo County on Friday night.

On Friday, Banda was reported missing and last seen with her husband.

Banda’s husband, Richard Ford, is identified as a suspect and has been arrested.

This case is under investigation.

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