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MURDERED: Russell and Shirley Dermond

MURDERED: Russell and Shirley Dermond

Update: 2019-08-26134
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In May of 2014, a married couple went to check in on their elderly neighbors, who lived alongside the scenic Lake Oconee. Inside the older couple's house, they would find one of the most gruesome crime scenes of all-time, which kicked off a terrifying mystery that remains unanswered today...

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Comments (41)

Rebecca Zavala

In Georgia, Oconee is pronounced as oh-COE-nee. 😁

Sep 22nd
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Kelly Parkinson

It was a mafia hit, you guys.

Sep 19th
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Layla Bahloul

I hate that these stories never have closure

Sep 10th
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Delia DeLorenzo

I have a theory! Outlandish but feasible - Hitman hired to kill one of the other affluent neighbors but erred and went to the wrong house?

Sep 5th
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David Berriman

I think Russell was targeted by someone he knew from the past with a grudge and a sick mind, and it was planned and carried out by that person alone. The decapitation had a 2-fold purpose...one, to hide the evidence, the bullet....and two, to completely satisfy his personal lust for revenge and total conquest over Russell. He came in by boat because he figured that there's too many people that can see cars and too many ways for authorities to track vehicles. Russ's wife was mostly collateral damage but the killer took some personal satisfaction in terrorizing her by killing her and dumping her body. He probably buried the head in a remote location, not his backyard, because he's not insane or stupid. I like podcasts with an ending. I hope that there will be a quick resolution to this case.

Sep 4th
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Bec G

so strange I don't like cold cases

Aug 29th
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Rafael R

it probably had a mastermind behind it, and whoever wanted them killed didn't even had to do it. I think it was a group thing because the scenario was so perfectly planned and organised, and perhaps decapitation in this case meant revenge or ritual..

Aug 29th
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Mkestes

Israel Keys can't be considered in this case Ashley, he was already dead. anyone ever seen the movie Funny Games?

Aug 28th
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Suzy

I can not believe you still have not addressed plagiarism claims . It is clear these claims are true there have been too many podcasters telling the same story , not only have you not put your saucers down but you have basically copy pasted the scripts of others , that have done extensive research! you have even used there personal opinions as your own! All you need to do is acknowledge this and say you will do better. you have a platform to do great things you can turn this around and continue to tell stories that need to be told

Aug 28th
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Ashley Wiggins

I TOTALLY thought of Keys before Brit said it. Or a Keys-like killer. It was definitely not random.

Aug 28th
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ilovepodcasts41

This definitely was not a random killing

Aug 27th
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Mono Dilemma

that's it for me crime junkies, bye! can't take more of the valley girl talk.

Aug 27th
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Missy Ward

Pathetic research on this episode. Epic FAIL Crime Junkies. You owe us Georgians an apology!

Aug 27th
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Just a fan

The cops should keep their focus very close to the family. I suspect it has something to do with the wife and her extra curricular activities.

Aug 27th
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sheenat3

I remember when this happened

Aug 26th
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Riese Carden

Please learn the correct pronunciation! It is pronounced O-cone-ee, rhymes with bologna.

Aug 26th
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Natosha Saltus

Why bring Russell's body back to the house?? That's the biggest question of all for me

Aug 26th
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Apple Betty

It had to be more than one person.

Aug 26th
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MURDERED: Russell and Shirley Dermond

MURDERED: Russell and Shirley Dermond

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