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Georgia lake slayings remain mystery

...It's really tough," he said.As the investigation into the couple's death reached its three-month mark, Sheriff Howard Sills said the case still weighs on him. Sills said he rose at 4 a.m. the other day to make note of an investigative angle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-07/georgia-lake-slayings-
Ga. couple's killing leaves authorities baffled

...seemingly secure community that has a manned guardhouse has left neighbors rattled, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills."It is the prime topic of conversation around," said Ron Bridgeman, senior editor of The Eatonton Messenger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-13/ga-couples-killing-leaves-au
Decapitation case: Weapons differ, sheriff says

...his wife last month, authorities said Wednesday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told Channel 2 Action News that he has evidence indicating the killer used two different weapons during last month's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-05/decapitation-case-weap
Decapitation mystery: Sheriff seeks 'savage' killer

EATONTON, Ga. -- Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills, in a wide-ranging interview with The Macon Telegraph on Thursday, referred to the slayings as "a big case ... a terrible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-25/decapitation-mystery-s
Body found in lake likely that of elderly woman

...87-year-old Georgia woman whose husband was discovered decapitated in their home earlier this month, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said.A crime lab will definitively determine whether the remains are those of Shirley Dermond and establish a cause...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-16/body-found-lake-likely-elderl
Decapitation mystery: Security camera wasn't on, son tells AJC

...access inside the gated community about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, but nothing came of them, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said. "I'm still interviewing friends" of the couple, Sills told The AJC. Many of them are afraid to talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-16/decapitation-mystery-s
Decapitation mystery: Sheriff rules out mob hit

...body one week ago today. His wife of 68 years, Shirley Dermond, has been missing ever since, and Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills said he is not optimistic she'll be found alive."I'm running down one thing after another and coming up empty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-14/decapitation-mystery-sheriff
Billboards to aid hunt for woman after beheading

...Russell Dermond, was found beheaded Tuesday at their home in a gated community on Lake Oconee.Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the billboard messages are expected to be up this weekend. The Federal Bureau of In vestigation is assisting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-10/billboards-aid-hunt-woman-aft
Lake Oconee man, 88, beheaded; wife, 87, possibly kidnapped

...had been decapitated. Police believe the attack happened sometime between Friday and Sunday. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells WSB-TV that he doesn't believe the attack was random, partly because there was no evidence of forced entry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-08/lake-oconee-man-88-beheaded-
Across the region

...wife, Shirley, was abducted or killed. They were searching for her with the help of the FBI.Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the couple's lakefront home showed no signs of a struggle or forced entry and no ransom note was left behind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-08/across-region