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Investigation continues in Putnam Co. murder case

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. - There are new developments in the search for the killer who murdered an elderly Putnam County couple.

Federal investigators have rallied the community for answers and hundreds of neighbors are working to find any clues that could bring Russell and Shirley Dermond's killer to justice.

Investigators confirm on Sunday more than 215 people who live in the Dermond's neighborhood answered questions from the deputies and the FBI.

Neighbors tell FOX 5 they answered about 30 questions, ranging from where they were on certain dates, to whether they had home surveillance video that could help investigators.

According to Sheriff Howard Sills, the meeting was also meant to catch up with residents who may not live there full-time.

It's been almost three weeks since the case broke with the discovery of Russell Dermond's decapitated body found inside the couple's Lake Oconee home. Last week, Shirley Dermond's body was found floating in that same lake.

The Sheriff says forensics will bolster the investigation, but what he needs now are voices.


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