Progress Made In Search For Huddle House Murderer

By: Kristen Cosby
By: Kristen Cosby

In a Monday afternoon news conference, North Augusta Public Safety says they’ve made progress in their search for the Huddle House murderer. But they could still use your help. New 12 has the latest on the search.

North Augusta Public Safety has now spent almost a week searching for a killer on the run.

“Time helps us in one way and in one way it hurts us,” said Lee Wetherington, Public Safety Chief.

Time helps because police are able to use more resources. Right now 40 investigators are on this case. They say they’ve made progress and found evidence, but can’t talk about the details.

More than a hundred leads have poured in from the public in the last week, even one from Delaware.

“A very good lead, looked very promising to us, but it just didn’t pan out,” Wetherington said.

Leads are also close to home. Investigators are still looking to see if this suspect has any connection to an unsolved murder case at the Highlander Pub in 2000. Both suspects’ composite drawings look similar.

Investigators say they have reason to believe the shooter committed another crime before Tuesday and this is where they need your help. They say check on your neighbors and scan their yards for things like piled up newspapers. They also say check on your co-workers.

With time gone by, there’s still no capture. But investigators say they’re looking with as much enthusiasm as ever.

“This case is still very important to us. We’re gonna work it to the very end until we have absolutely nothing else to follow or until we bring it to it’s conclusion.

Public Safety continues to stress: If you know anyone with an SKS or an AK-type weapon, contact them, even if they don’t look like the suspect.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
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