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RUSSELL & SHIRLEY DERMOND: Murdered in Georgia - May 2014

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, May 5, 2015.

  1. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    :sigh: Every time I see this bumped I'm hoping it has been solved.
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  2. spike

    spike Bronze Member


    According to a well written article about Sills, there is a POI.
    Sills said as much and also said, "And he knows he is a POI."
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  3. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Imagine how the locals feel ~ If this had happened when you lived at RP, you would still be locked in the closet with Toby.
  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I've been an admirer of Sheriff Sills since long before this happened. He has taken a lot of flak because of the Dermond investigation & his feelings about GBI, but I believe this will be solved. His contemporaries around the state say he is on top of it & when he knows he can make an indictment stick, he will move fast.
  5. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    To think that I ran every night all by my lonesome, down to the lake in pitch black.

    ...to think I ran every night...:funny:
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  6. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

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  7. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    By: Justin Wilfon, WSB TV
    May 12, 2018 9:21 AM

    Sills told Wilfon he now tries to generate new leads in the case by looking for similar cases across the country.

    “If there’s a case in another state that’s even remotely similar, I’m on the phone, one of my detectives are on the phone, talking to the police agency, wherever that is,” Sills said.

    Read more: https://www.wgauradio.com/news/local/putnam-double-murder-mystery-still-unsolved-four-years-later/vuACM90UZjOIPAvpHrmNeI/

    Sheriff Determined to Solve Cold Case Murders of Elderly Couple
    Howard Sills has been the sheriff of Putnam County, Ga., for the past 21 years. Before that, he was a detective who solved every murder case that came his way until someone killed Russell Dermond, 88, and his wife, Shirley, 87.

    MAY 10, 2018

    Video: https://www.officer.com/investigations/video/21004512/sheriff-determined-to-solve-cold-case-murders-of-elderly-couple
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  8. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    GONE COLD | The murders at Lake Oconee: 4 years later, elderly couple’s son opens up
    Author: Jessica Noll
    Published: 12:20 PM EDT May 3, 2018
    Updated: 6:52 PM EDT May 9, 2018

    SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Dermond flips through albums and shuffles through a handful of photographs—remembering family road trips, golfing and how much his parents loved him and his siblings and adored their grandchildren.

    But the memories are bittersweet, because that is all that remains. That, and unanswered questions.

    The youngest of four, 55-year-old Dermond, says his parents were very private people and that they would hate that he is talking about them at all.

    But four years after their brutal murders, Russell and Shirley Dermond's son believes it’s time to talk and hopefully break someone else’s silence, uncovering a clue into who killed his parents in rural Putnam County, Ga.

    Read more/video: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/i...ter-elderly-couples-son-opens-up/85-548449019
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  9. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    My favorite Publix. Shopped there almost every day.
    It was built to look like Churchill Downs.
    Does anybody know if there is outside surveillance footage of that Publix?

    Lots of riff-raff living on the outskirts.
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  10. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I wondered the same thing about outside surveillance. Also, who is the guy he talks to and goes back and gets something from?
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  11. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I saw that.
    Honestly, looks like another resident of the area.
    Everybody pretty much knows everybody else.
    A very small, tight, affluent area...golf players and such.
    Mostly retirees.
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  12. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Did they at least interview the guy to see what they were talking about?
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  13. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I still have concerns about the prison housing some criminals with ties to several possibilities to the area.
    Also....the son of a close resident.

    Sills says there is a POI.
    And....a man seen by a witness.
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  14. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Don't know.
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  15. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Just asking out loud to nobody, but was that guy the father of the suspicious son?
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  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I am referring to the guy that slashed a ton of tires in the neighborhood...no relation to Dermonds.
    The creep had a rap sheet a mile long.
    The creep's father lives in the same subdivision.
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  17. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    That's what I was asking, sorry, should have been more clear. Was the guy the father of the nutjob who slashed tires. Perhaps telling Mr. Dermond his kid is trying to get on the straight and narrow by starting a lawn care company or some such thing. It looks like Mr. Dermond goes back to the guy and gets something that, to me, looks like it could be a business card. Probably nothing, but every avenue has to be followed.
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  18. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Interesting thought, Cuz.
    Could very well be.

    I sure would love to see this case solved for this family and the residents of such a beautiful area of the country.
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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Who killed Russell & Shirley Dermond? New look at the case 5 years later

    It's been five years and still no answers or arrests in the chilling murder mystery that left the Lake Oconee community shaken.

    Who killed Russell and Shirley Dermond? That's what the Putnam County Sheriff's Office is still trying to find out.

    On May 6, 2014, authorities discovered the body of 88-year-old Russell Dermond in the garage of his lakefront home. His head had been removed and taken from the scene.

    The body of his wife, 87-year-old Shirley Dermond was found 10 days later in the lake with two concrete blocks tied to her.

    Authorities said she died of blunt force trauma to the head.

    Sheriff Howard Sills said the case still haunts him and he's certain someone knows what happened.

    Investigators said the couple's home left few clues and there was no evidence of a struggle or forced entry.

    The couple had no known enemies or connection to illegal activity.

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  20. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    This whole thing is really strange for so many reasons.
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