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Wife missing after husband found beheaded in garage

The police are searching for a woman who is missing after they found her husband beheaded in the garage of his Georgia home.

Shirley Dermond
Putman County Sheriff Department

On Thursday, County Coroner Gary McElhenney told WMAZ-TV that Russell had been decapitated sometime between Friday and Sunday.

Shirley Dermond, 87 could not be found after the police were called when friends found her husband, Russell Dermond dead in the garage in their home in the Great Waters Community on Lake Oconee on Carolyn Drive in Putman, on May 6.

Both vehicles are at the home and nothing in the home looked disturbed and right now it is a mystery as to why Russell was killed and Shirley is missing.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills did not think it was a random or isolated case, and there is speculation that someone got to their home from the lake as the couple lived in a gated community.

Whether Shirley could have killed her husband has been refuted as the police stated that Russell's body had been moved and they don't believe Shirley would have been able to do that. Plus, no personal effects were taken from the house, reported USA Today.

"We still approach this as if she's been abducted and we pray that she is alive, but we don't know anything about where Ms. Dermond is," Sills told CBS News.

The Dermond's moved to the area about 12 years ago and owned a chain of fast food restaurants.

Shirley Dermond is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and 148 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes.

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