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Georgia elderly man decapitated, wife missing; police seek clues
CNN ^ | 5/8/2014 | CNN

Posted on 05/08/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT by Dallas59

The Georgia couple is described as "sweet as can be," and authorities are scrambling to unravel the mystery of how Russell Dermond, 88, was killed and then reportedly decapitated, and his 87-year-old wife disappeared.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is treating Shirley Dermond's disappearance from the Eatonton home -- where her husband was found dead Tuesday -- as an abduction, Sheriff Howard Sills said in a statement.

Police suspect that Russell Dermond was killed between Friday and Sunday.

The Dermonds' friends hadn't heard from them in days and went to their home in the upscale, gated, lakeside Great Waters community, where they found in the garage "what we are virtually certain is the body of 88-year-old Russell Dermond," Sills said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: decapitated; kidnap; murder
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1 posted on 05/08/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: FreedomPoster; null and void; Vendome

GA news


2 posted on 05/08/2014 11:14:04 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: Dallas59

I suspect the Amish.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 11:14:12 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Dallas59

Horrible! I wonder what happened.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 11:15:00 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Dallas59

As one ages it’s a good idea to keep one or more big dogs and one or more big, loaded guns around the house.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: mbarker12474

or doper son or grand kid


6 posted on 05/08/2014 11:19:24 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: mbarker12474

Jus’ a redstribution thang. Y’all had yo time to spen dat money-we be gittin’ it now!


7 posted on 05/08/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: libstripper
Even a small yappy dog can warn you of an unknown stranger in your house or yard. Dogs are our friends.
8 posted on 05/08/2014 11:20:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: libstripper

DBD Security

Darn Big Dawgs.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 11:22:15 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: mbarker12474

Possibly not. They lived in an expensive, gated community where Amish might stand out too much. I also live in a community where they might stand out too much and had a near brush with four probably illegal aliens who came to my door one late evening, knocked aggressively, and ran like Hell when they saw me approaching the door. I’ve never come so close with the Amish.


10 posted on 05/08/2014 11:23:39 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Just more illegal aliens doing the looting Americans won’t or can’t do. /s


11 posted on 05/08/2014 11:25:21 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: PeteB570; Ditter

I practice what I preach. My two DBDs are an 85 lb. Pitador and a 110 lb. Great Dane. And, before the Terrible Boating Accident . . .


12 posted on 05/08/2014 11:27:53 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: mbarker12474

We used to suspect Muslims, and I think in decapitation cases, we still do.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 11:31:31 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Did the wife recently join the local mosque?


14 posted on 05/08/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: libstripper

I agree. Doesn’t sound like a typical Amish-type crime to me, what with the beheading. But it’s right up the alley for an MS-13, or one of their wannabes.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 11:38:35 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

lots of amish are muslim. don’t forget.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 11:45:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: libstripper

I heard it was on a lake and police are investigating whether killer/killers came in by boat. FBI has been asked to help.


17 posted on 05/08/2014 12:00:56 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Dallas59

The head is still missing.

Some kind of ritual or satanic killing?

Very bizarre and unsettling.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 12:06:39 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Dallas59

The POS’sss who did this have a fiery eternal home awaiting for them. Some people live like the devil as if God is not watching.... how can they sleep at night doing such evil?


19 posted on 05/08/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: mbarker12474

SOB’s.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Dallas59

Book haram?


21 posted on 05/08/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Dallas59

Boko haram ?


22 posted on 05/08/2014 12:24:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Shimmer1; AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; ...

GA FReeper ping. This is ugly.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: libstripper

My three are Carolina Curb Setters.


24 posted on 05/08/2014 12:29:13 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: mojito

These old folks seemingly were targeted murders. The dead man’s history will most likely reveal some cause for a murder’s vicious vengeance.


25 posted on 05/08/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT by Broker (Obama. The devil's fart.)
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To: mbarker12474

I do too.


26 posted on 05/08/2014 12:36:20 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: riverrunner

Doper I could get. Grand kid I can’t. Decapitating is some really sick twisted crap or just outright hate.


27 posted on 05/08/2014 12:37:46 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: libstripper

It’s not enough. Going to get to the point where we need concertina wire over a fougasse pit, punjii stick traps, and remote-detonated claymore mines around the perimeter of your house.


28 posted on 05/08/2014 12:41:17 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: mbarker12474
I would suspect a drug cartel. The wife may have been taken after witnessing the death/dismemberment of her husband because the cartel believes she knows where whatever they're looking for is located. She will eventually be disposed of also. Dead soul cartels, yup that's what I would suspect.

BTW, while Reynolds is a gated community, there is no guard to stop someone from just driving into the area, most of the time. If a croquet match or riding event or golfing event is going, then the entry is guarded/controlled.

29 posted on 05/08/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: The KG9 Kid

Dude! You mean you don’t already have that arrangement? Prep man, prep!


30 posted on 05/08/2014 12:47:43 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: mbarker12474

Most serial killers are in fact NOT amish.


31 posted on 05/08/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dallas59

Sounds like the Drug Cartel sending a message to one of these poor people’s kids or grandkids who are mixed up in drugs. They will kill your whole family and think nothing of it.


32 posted on 05/08/2014 1:01:26 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did someone say this was a serial killing?


33 posted on 05/08/2014 1:03:33 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: MHGinTN

the drug angle could be viable...but I suspect the elders were simply collateral damage from some grandson’s drug dealing....like, we’re going to kill these people and we’ll bring you the proof, etc...


34 posted on 05/08/2014 1:22:19 PM PDT by cherry
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To: The KG9 Kid

the thought of a bigger fence etc is fetching, but if you build a fort that no one can get into, HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET IT?.....you need to have open access to get out as well if SHTF..


35 posted on 05/08/2014 1:23:49 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry
It's called a 'Sally Port', a term to describe fortified openings or gates in a stockade wall where the besieged could 'sally forth' against the attackers. If they start using heavy weapons to knock down your fortification, you're going to have to send skirmishers outside to engage them directly.

You position these 'sally ports' in locations that give maximum chance to flank the enemy's likeliest direction of assault.

In a typical American home, this may be a side door leading from the garage to the front or back yard. These doors are often the portals into your home that home breakers/burglars/invaders use to gain access, so fortify them with deadbolt locks, a decorative metal security door fastened with lag bolts into the frame, or at a minimum a door brace.

36 posted on 05/08/2014 1:50:32 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: libstripper
Oh no! You mean that all your guns and ammo were in the boat at the time of the boating accident? The same thing happened to Mr Ditter all we have for protection are 3 Jack Russel Terrorist and a big fat hound dog. Thanks God for the dogs they were able to swim to shore with Mr D.!
37 posted on 05/08/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Yes, it was a Terrible Tragedy. Fortunately, my tea cup love puppies were back guarding the estate, so I still have them.


38 posted on 05/08/2014 2:55:12 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Thank God for the tiny pups! Sometimes they are the best watch dogs. The best “watch” dog I have ever had is totally blind. He is a 15 lb JRT and he “hears” everything and lets me know about it!


39 posted on 05/08/2014 4:21:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dallas59

Weird case....

My best guess: follow the money. Who profits by their death/disappearance.


40 posted on 05/08/2014 6:42:14 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Dallas59

Heads up.


41 posted on 05/08/2014 8:51:04 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Ditter
Even a small yappy dog can warn you of an unknown stranger in your house or yard.

Not true. The problem with yappy dogs is that they always bark - about everything or nothing. The constant barking doesn't signify anything except that the dog likes to bark.

42 posted on 05/09/2014 3:44:01 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 1rudeboy

The drug cartels do a brisk business in decapitations.


43 posted on 05/09/2014 3:50:00 AM PDT by monocle (ain)
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To: from occupied ga
That is not what I am talking about. My little blind dog barks when a car pulls into my driveway before the other dogs hear anything. Hootie sounds the alarm.

He doesn't bark at nothing, he barks at something, first.

44 posted on 05/09/2014 5:41:36 AM PDT by Ditter
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Maybe your dog does, but my neighbor's yappers bark almost continuously from the moment she puts them out until she brings them in. Just last Tuesday I timed 2 hours and 20 minutes of continuous barking from a little before 8:00PM until just after 10:00PM. I assumed that she prought them in. They then performed for about 40 minutes from just after 11:00PM. last night continuous barking from about 7:40 unil a bit after 9:00

Continuous noise doesn't alert anyone to anything.

45 posted on 05/09/2014 5:51:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
Mine don't do that, in fact I have never had a dog, big or small that barked constantly. I have had at least 10 JRT’s in the last 20 years and none of them did that.

Have you said anything to your neighbor?

My next door neighbors have 2 English Mastiffs, close to 400 pounds of dog flesh. The dogs were both in the house when burglars broke into the master bedroom and stole jewelry. They had to know the dogs were there and were not deterred

46 posted on 05/09/2014 6:03:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dallas59

This is a gated, well patrolled, very rich community. This is an incredibly shocking incident for this area.


47 posted on 05/09/2014 6:04:52 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Ditter
Have you said anything to your neighbor?

On more than one occasion. She apologizes for the noise, puts them in the house and they stop barking, and then she lets them out again 30 minutes later when the barking starts all over again.

I have never had a dog, big or small that barked constantly.

You obviously never had schnauzers. The neighbor has had as many as 4, but I suspect someone turned her in to the county (max three dogs without a kennel license) She usually has three, but sometimes only two. I keep a log so that if my wife agrees I'll turn her in to the county for harboring public nuisance animals. However, my wife doesn't want to "start trouble with the neighbor." I'd say that the neighbor has already sted trouble.

48 posted on 05/09/2014 6:15:44 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
No schnauzers but I have had dozens of dogs in my long life. Hope to have many more. Mine are always house dogs, even the big ones like Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

I tell my neighbors, if you hear my dogs barking outside then I am at home, because if I am not at home, my dogs are inside the house.

49 posted on 05/09/2014 6:44:08 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: from occupied ga
Continuous noise doesn't alert anyone to anything.

Exactly! My closest neighbor has 3 outdoor dogs who barked continually all night until I finally got fed up enough to politely notify him that his dogs were keeping my wife and I awake for hours every night. He now keeps them shut up in his basement for most of the night, but even so they still begin barking again at 7 AM when he lets them out.

My point is that those dogs couldn't possibly bark any louder or sound any more fierce even if his home was being invaded by a car load of criminal intruders.

50 posted on 05/10/2014 9:05:13 AM PDT by epow ("But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15)
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