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Manhunt for SC accused killer moves to GA

6:14 AM, Jun 2, 2013   |    comments
Jeffrey Eady, 31, of Clarendon County, SC
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ATLANTA -- A man wanted for two murders and possibly a third in South Carolina may be headed to the Atlanta area. US Marshals here and law enforcement officials in South Carolina are warning Georgians "he likes killing people."

Jeffrey Eady, 31, of Clarendon County, SC, was recently released from prison after more than ten years on an armed robbery conviction. South Carolina law enforcement officials said he's on a killing spree and appears to be heading toward Atlanta.

On Thursday sheriff deputies responding to a missing persons report in Clarendon County found the body of Maybell White, 65, at a recycling facility. Authorities are still looking for a second woman, 81 year old Sadie Brown, but they fear she may be dead and Eady is their suspect. Her car was found hidden and partially burned in a wooded area.

Authorities say Eady stole White's car after killing her and drove to Charleston, SC where he robbed a convenience store. Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said Eady took the clerk, 37 year old Crystal Johnson, to the back of the store and executed her with a gunshot to the head.

Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said Eady was spotted Friday morning after he crossed the state line into Georgia. The last sighting was in Macon where Eady stole lottery tickets from a convenience store, according to Sheriff Garrett.

That prompted US Marshals in Atlanta to put out a public safety notice Friday. Inspector Eric Heinze told 11 Alive News they had no indication Eady was in Atlanta but wanted to warn the public. He characterized Eady as "extremely dangerous."

The Marshals said Eady was driving a blue, 2008 Ford Focus with SC tag: GYF-642.

Sheriff Garrett spared no words in characterizing the fugitive calling him "a cold blooded killer." "I think he's become accustom to killing and he likes it," Garrett said. "He's not going to ask for anything, he's going to take it, and he's going to kill you when he takes it."

If you see the car or Eady, police warn you not to talk to him or make eye contact with him. They said to call 911 immediately.

WXIA-TV

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