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Source: Russell Dermond's head not found at murder scene

Investigators have not found the head of Russell Dermond, who was found decapitated at his Putnam County home Tuesday.

That's according to a law enforcement source close to the murder investigation.

Putnam Coroner Gary McElhenney said Wednesday night thatl Dermond, age 88, was found beheaded Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Putnam County's sheriff says they continue to look for clues in the disappearance of Dermond's wife Shirley but there's no physical search underway.

Sheriff Howard Sills says, at this point, they simply wouldn't know where to look. Investigators have already used sonar to search Lake Oconee and looked in woods near the Dermonds' lakefront home, without success.

He said they're still appealing to the public for clues in the case.

Shirley Dermond, age 87, has been missing since at least Tuesday morning.

Sills says he wants to refute rumors going around town that her body has also been found.

That's not true, he said, and they still believe the woman was abducted.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Putnam sheriff's office at (706) 485-8557.

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