On Friday, Troutman Police along with Massachusetts State Police arrested 61 year old Michael Hand. Hand is charged with the murder of 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin in October 1986. Gilpen is said to have left a party in Kingston, Massachusetts to buy cigarettes but never returned. Several weeks later, a woman walking her dog spotted the body. The medical examiner ruled the victim died from a massive skull fracture.
Proceeding to extradite Hand to Massachusetts are underway.