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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office searching for answers in 2013 double homicide

Ten years after the double homicide of Ricky Dodson and Vicky Purdy, investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to search for answers.

Authorities said on Oct. 6, 2013, 53-year-old Vicky Purdy’s body was found inside a burned vehicle in the 2000 block of Philpott Road in Franklin County near the Henry County line, after being reported missing three days prior.

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FCSO said autopsy results revealed that Purdy had a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was a homicide.

We’re told on Dec. 5, 2013, 54-year-old Ricky Dodson’s body was found in a wooded area on Johnson Hill Road, about a mile from where Purdy’s vehicle and body were found. According to authorities, Dodson’s manner of death was also determined to be a homicide.

According to the sheriff’s office, it was suspected that the two were in an on-and-off relationship over the course of a few years and the deaths were perceived to be directly related.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 483-3000.

Source: WSLS News 10

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