May 09, 2014

Elderly Man Beheaded in Georgia Wife Missing

CNN:

Who killed and decapitated an 88-year-old Georgia man, and where is his 87-year-old wife?
Russell Dermond's death and Shirley Dermond's disappearance are mysteries detectives are trying to unravel -- and fast.

"We need to assume, or at least pray, that Mrs. Dermond is still alive, and we desperately need to know her whereabouts," Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Thursday.

...nvestigators believe Russell Dermond was killed between last Friday and Sunday, and they're still searching for his severed head, Sills told reporters, describing the case as "very unusual" and the most frustrating homicide of his career.
"I don't think it's a random incident. I think for whatever reason these people were singled out for this," Sills said. "They live in the most exclusive neighborhood, or one of the most exclusive neighborhoods, in this county. ... They're on a cul-de-sac in a gated, multimillion dollar resort community that we have no crime in."

Any time you have a beheading or a throat cutting we need to make a mental note that possibly an Islamist had a beef with this person.

I'd noted the murder in Boston where a throat was cut and weed put all ovber that body that later turned out to be Tamerlan Tsarnaev who carried out the Boston bombings. But I failed to run it as I was worried about, you know, Islamophobia. I wished I'd called or paid more attention to it. As it was a clue as to what was to come. Had that murder been solved it could have prevented Boston.

So lets not jump the gun here but keep an open mind that nothing missing, no apparent or known motive, plus brutal beheading, together those lead me to believe that any leads to Radical Islamists need to be looked at very closely. Because whoever carried out this act, whatever the motive will probably act again at some point.

By Howie at 10:32 AM | Comments |