GA GA - Shirley, 87, & Russell Dermond, 88, Putnam County, 2 May 2014 - #13

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  1. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    'Guess we've found the same guy (AF) :)

    I assume they convicted the correct killer. I would think Grady Harris was able to identify him (whatever the name/alias). But, who knows?!

    Thank you for noting/posting about the witness identification and the convicted. It's interesting!
     
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  2. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to find info on any of the other names mentioned.
     
  3. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    Well, I found this from an older thread on this case... reminding me that Mark possibly lived in Florida at one time. While I knew other family members lived in FL, I didn't remember Mark could have lived there, too.

    "looks like Mark lived on -----Trce atlanta AND in jacksonville fl rte 28

    according to spokeo.com"

    GA - GA - Shirley, 87, & Russell Dermond, 88, Putnam County, 2 May 2014 - # 5
     
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  4. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Wondering how close this mansion is to the D. mansion?
    Man accused of killing friend inside Lake Oconee mansion: "I remember..."
    •Sep 21, 2018

    Unsure how much Direct tv costs..
    https://www.directv.com/tv/Real-Lif...-Lake-Oconee-WGJKUlQyWWN0WVlXMGkxN3B0NStHQT09
    ''Real Life Nightmare
    S2 E1:Murders on Lake Oconee
    Watch the full episode online.''

    Available on:
    First Aired: November 8th, 2020
    TVPGSeries, Mystery/Crime, News, InterestsSeries
    Russell Dermond's headless body is discovered in the garage of his million-dollar lakefront mansion; his wife, Shirley, is found floating dead in the water, her ankles tethered with cinder blocks.
     
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  5. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    There is a thread for thread for that other Lake Oconee case:

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ensboro-ga-denied-bail-awaiting-trial.390822/
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    K.jill Well-Known Member

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  8. marybelle29

    marybelle29 Member

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    Did anyone else see this?!

    Former Baldwin Co. resident charged in bizarre murder

    DEVEREUX, Ga. — A 33-year-old man who formerly lived in Baldwin County was charged with malice murder over the weekend following the discovery of a dismembered body in a plastic bag outside a residence in the Devereux community of Hancock County on Friday night, authorities say.

    The suspect was identified as Christopher Collin Demmon, according to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

    ....

    Putnam County Sheriff Howard R. Sills said Demmond was a suspect in a theft case that happened back in February.

    Sills said Demmond “was and is” a suspect in a theft from a residence in Putnam County.

    ....

    “I learned that a body had been dismembered,” Sills said. “Obviously, anytime there is a report of some sort of dismemberment of a body, I get interested.”

    Sills is working on an unsolved double-slaying case involving Russell and Shirley Dermond that happened several years ago at Great Waters, located at Reynolds of Lake Oconee in Putnam County. In that case, Russell Dermond was beheaded.
     
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  9. Bootsctr

    Bootsctr Well-Known Member

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    Good catch! He sounds like a good suspect for the Dermond murders. I hope there is some follow-up on him since GBI is now in charge. I am curious if he will fight extradition back to Georgia.
     
  10. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is a good catch.

    The victim has now been identified, is a resident of Eatonton and has family in Putnam County. He has served time in prison.

    The suspect has a long arrest history including cases in Putnam County and also served time in prison.

    Were they partners in crime and had a falling out? We need to check the timeline to see if it's possible that either could have been on the loose at the time of the Dermond murders? Also, since they found a bloody chainsaw in the suspect's truck, I wonder if the victim was the one proficient with a knife/scalpel?

    Georgia man allegedly dismembered in Hancock County: What we know | 13wmaz.com
     
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  11. jonnyrock

    jonnyrock Well-Known Member

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    Yes indeed a good catch. Very interesting considering a dearth in any new information. What will crack this case is somebody talking, and given the number of people involved that horrific day the chances are good.
     
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  12. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    This sounds promising. Certainly seems to have perked up Sills' ears.
     
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  13. Bootsctr

    Bootsctr Well-Known Member

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    From your link "Florida records show that he was released from prison about seven months after serving five years for arrests stemming from 2015."

    It sounds like he was free in 2014.
     
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    Bootsctr Well-Known Member

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    Bootsctr Well-Known Member

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    Bumping!
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    May 2021 rbbm.
    Sills hopeful new lead may lead to Dermonds’ killers
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    Authorities say the killer or killers of Russell and Shirley Dermond seven years ago in Putnam County either passed through the main security checkpoint in the gated community of Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee or they came by way of water.''

    “I’ve been working on some technological things that did not exist in 2014,” Sills told The Union-Recorder during a recent interview. “And I have obtained some data that, with the help of the FBI, we have analyzed.''

    ''One came to his attention through a tip involving a real estate developer-turned serial killer.

    That man was Todd Kohlhepp. Between 2003 and 2016, he confessed to killing seven people in South Carolina. He pleaded guilty in court to seven counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping, and one count of criminal sexual assault. He was sentenced to serve seven consecutive life prison terms.

    “I cannot actually say he never came here or didn’t on the night the Dermonds were killed, but talking with law enforcement officials in South Carolina and all, there’s nothing we could come up with that linked him to this area at the time of their deaths,” Sills said.''

    “I still think that the killers came there to get something from the Dermonds, and either the Dermonds wouldn’t give it to them or they didn’t have it to give to them,” Sills said. “That’s what I think.”

    He also theorized that the killings could have possibly been due to some type of grudge from many years ago.''

    Born Killer


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    Todd Kohlhepp mugshot in 1987 | Source: That Chapter on YouTube
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    Todd Kohlhepp | Source: Serial Killers Documentaries on YouTube


     
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  18. dancinunderthemoon

    dancinunderthemoon Well-Known Member

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    The lamp shade was askew IIRC......

    the time spent at the location beheading him in the garage and the time spent motoring her down the river to the popular fishing hole, indicates the familiarity of the perps to the property and lake......they knew them IMO
     
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    right across the lake in green county
     
  20. dancinunderthemoon

    dancinunderthemoon Well-Known Member

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    I dont think they'd go to the trouble to NOT ransack the house if they were looking for something......but instead behead him and haul her down river
     
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