GA - William Hess, 71 & Dorothy, 72, found dead in home, Winder, 20 May 2019

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  1. Sleuthinsleuther

    Sleuthinsleuther Well-Known Member

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    What ever happened with this case
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    kay74 Former Member

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    This is a strange case. I think his son and family lives across the street from them. Did they not recognize that car either?!
     
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    How much life insurance money is the son getting ?

    Gotta find a motive first
     
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    Sheriff: Winder double murder 'not a cold case' Classic City News

     
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    NervousNellie Well-Known Member

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    @KatzEye - thanks for the update. I wish it were a bit MORE of an update, but at least it's not "cold."
     
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    Yes, thanks so much for the latest article! This reminds me of the murder of the Swans in FL., as well as a few others, unsolved thus far :(
     
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    Thanks @NervousNellie . The thread for JoEllen threw me off at first as it shows 2015. After some research, I believe that is an error and should be 2019. Yes, very different cases.
     
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    Good catch! I had followed that one early on so never noticed the error. I will alert a mod and ask them to fix. Sorry to submit something so confusing. :oops:
     
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    I thought his name was William, but scanning this article it certainly appears to be the same Mr. Hess.
    I was just thinking about them yesterday, and wondering if there had been any updates.
     
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    Very interesting update the in the Hess Case! (It's almost bizarre that I looked this up the same morning I saw that the dark web may be related to another case - twilight zone music here.)

    Barrow County couple’s murder tied to opioids and the dark web, authorities say

    "The FBI said the murder of an elderly Barrow County couple in May 2019 was linked to an international opioid ring. Investigators say it was also tied to the dark web."
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    “Within days of them being brutally killed, their identities were stolen,” Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said about the victims in that case, Ron and Dorothy Hess.

    It's an interesting article - they don't have evidence the murders were committed for the identity theft, but they don't rule it out. So sad.
     
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    That is truly frightening. At the time, it sounded like nothing was stolen. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around cold blooded murder, victims' credit cards used, identity theft and the dark web. They had to be targeted in some way.
     
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    Car 'could be key' in finding out who killed elderly couple in Winder home, police say | 11alive.com
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    2019 rbbm.
    Grandparents found dead in Barrow County home were shot to death
    ''According to Channel 2, the subdivision is a single-road neighborhood with one way in and one way out. Officials told the news station the car was parked in front of the Hess’ home at least twice in the week before their bodies were discovered.

    “It's tough to piece together, but we feel confident," Sheriff Jud Smith said. "We want to know who was driving that car.”

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 770-307-3080.''
     
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    Reportedly nothing known missing from the Dermond home. And, one would assume IF their identities were stolen, they would have been used by now (as they were murdered in 2014).

    I wonder when the Hess' stolen identities were first used.
     
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    Sept 23 2020
    Barrow County Murders Tied to Opioid Investigation
    ''The couple’s identities are suspected to have been purchased by Durrell Tyler, who is connected to a number of similar identity theft schemes, and a larger international investigation into illicit opioid distribution in the United States.

    This connection has been made by “Operation DisrupTor,” a coordinated investigation by the US Government into online sales of opioids on the Darknet.''

    ''According to Sheriff Smith, there’s no evidence linking Tyler to the homicide from last year, instead of purchasing the identities online after the fact''.
     
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