Former sheriff believes crime occurred in his jurisdiction

While the family of 11-year-old Levi Frady sadly mark the 20th Christmas without him, the former Forsyth County sheriff investigating the 1997 case said he believes the crime was committed in his jurisdiction.

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Under the leadership of Milton “Buddy” Nix, it took GBI seven years to produce a timeline in the boy’s murder

“Until somebody can produce evidence to the contrary, I do believe a crime occurred in this county,” wrote Forsyth County Sheriff Denny Hendrix in a confidential letter to GBI Director Buddy Nix on Sept. 2, 1998. 

It took the Georgia Bureau of Investigation seven years to produce a timeline in Levi Frady’s murder.

The child’s body was found face-up in a rain-filled pit in Dawson Forest, approximately 19 miles and one county away from his Forsyth County home. He had been shot three times, according to authorities. The child went missing Oct. 22, 1997 while allegedly riding his red bicycle. Law enforcement pursued the case as an abduction, yet no one saw him being abducted, according to former Dawson County Deputy, Kevin Tanner, who currently serves in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Dawson County authorities continue to have jurisdiction in the case. It’s status: “open and active,” which prevents family and the public from gaining access to investigative records.

People have been silent too long.

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Age progression of Levi Frady, age 30

 

Photo credit — Cover photo, former Forsyth County Sheriff Denny Hendrix, Forsyth County News, May 12, 2010

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4 thoughts on “Former sheriff believes crime occurred in his jurisdiction

  1. I know EXACTLY who killed my cousin. And I’m not to happy that this billboard and website are up. My whole family knows who did it but the idiots who worked the case 20 years ago just didn’t want to see it. It’s time the truth comes out and it’s time to finally let Levi rest!

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