Aimee Lafakis Wiki – Aimee Lafakis Biography
Aimee Lafakis was reported missing Friday, and family members told Brookhaven police they last heard from her in a text message at 2 a.m. that day, WSB-TV reported. On Sunday, the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office notified investigators that the body of a woman was found on Drowning Creek Road in Gwinnett County. The body was identified as that of Lafakis, a mother and grandmother, authorities said. Her ex-boyfriend, Brandon Wineinger, 43, was arrested Saturday morning on charges of kidnapping, concealing the death of another person, tampering with evidence, making false statements and first-degree robbery. “Wineinger was interviewed at police headquarters and during the course of the interview made several statements that were proven to be false,” Brookhaven police said in a statement that only cited his charges of false statements and tampering with evidence, reported 11 Alive. Gwinnett County authorities also interviewed Wineinger and charged him with a cover-up, according to the outlet.
Aimee Lafakis was 48 years old.
Police said they arrested him after interviewing several family members and others close to Lafakis, Atlanta News First reported. Lafakis was supposed to have dinner Friday night with her daughter, who went to her mother’s house when she didn’t show up or answer her phone, Fox 5 Atlanta said. The daughter saw Lafakis’ car but her mother was not there. The grieving family said the woman’s daughters and granddaughter were her whole life. “She was very proud of them and the bond they shared was unique and special,” the family told 11Alive. “They will make her proud and have the beautiful lives she always wanted for them. She was loved by many and her legacy will be how she lived. “She was genuine, funny, loyal and simply a force of nature,” they added. Authorities are still investigating the cause of death and said additional charges could be filed. Wineinger made his first court appearance Monday and is being held in the DeKalb County Jail. A GoFundMe account launched for Lafakis’ daughters has raised more than $9,000 as of Tuesday morning. “Aimee was tragically removed from her daughter’s (SIC) last weekend. The purpose of this account is to help her daughters during this difficult time. Please let all the love for Aimee be shown through love and support for her daughters,” her sister DeeAnn wrote.