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July 27, 2007

Quitman -- A Brooks County man has released a crime novel about his mother's murder. It's called The Disappearance and is David Hanks' first novel.  

Some of you will remember back in 1972 when Valdosta secretary Helen Hanks disappeared from her office at Wilcox Outdoor Advertising.

Her body was found eight years later and her boss, Keller Wilcox, was convicted of killing her.

David Hanks was 13 years-old when his mother was murdered.   "There were some heart wrenching things in there that took me a while to overcome and it was a little bit of therapy to have it put down on paper, some of the things that happened."  

Hanks will be available to sign copies of the novel at Hildegard's in Downtown Valdosta from 5PM to 7PM during the first Friday celebration.

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