Channel 2 interviewed Finch’s family on Thursday afternoon, and they said they were worried sick when he didn’t arrive that night. They filed a missing person’s report with Atlanta police the next day.
“Just (an) empty feeling,” Finch’s fiancée, Chasity Strozier, told Channel 2. “I feel like I have nothing left.”
She said police never reached out to them, but the DeKalb County Police Department said Finch’s contact information was outdated.
Police told Channel 2 that “DeKalb County detectives made several attempts to contact the family. When police conducted a database search of the victim’s license tag, the phone number associated with it was the victim’s cell phone and the address was not current.”
She ended up finding out he died after a family friend called several tow yards in metro Atlanta and found Finch’s Avalanche.
“He did everything for ... everybody around him,” Strozier said. “He was so giving and so loving.”
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