Three out of four candidates running for sheriff of Dawson County say they are willing to dedicate time and resources to solving the murder of 11-year-old Levi Frady if they are elected.
Candidates Jeff Perry, Frank Sosebee, and Tony Wooten agreed to discuss their strategies on camera. Candidate Jeff Johnson declined to be interviewed after being turned down when he asked for a off-camera interview.
It was Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, when Levi Frady, 11, was allegedly abducted while riding his bicycle near his Burruss Mill Road home in Forsyth County, Ga. His body was found the following day by deer hunters in the Dawson Forest Wildlife area, approximately 19 miles — and one county away — from his home. He had been shot three times, according to news reports.
Retiring Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has said Dawson County will always have jurisdiction in the unsolved case.
The on-camera interviews posted here are raw, uncut, and unedited.
Photos on the wall behind the candidates are Levi Frady’s GBI photograph from 1997 and an age progresssion photo of what Levi would have looked like on March 6, 2016, which would have been his 30th birthday.
Jeff Perry – Candidate for Dawson County Sheriff
Frank Sosebee – Candidate for Dawson County Sheriff
Tony Wooten – Candidate for Dawson County Sheriff
Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper, who is running for re-election, and candidate Ron Freeman did not respond to requests for an interview about the Levi Frady case.
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