Case of Murdered Forsyth County Boy Remains Unsolved, 21 Years Later

An 11-year-old Forsyth County, Georgia boy named Levi Frady was murdered Oct. 22, 1997. This week marks the 21st anniversary of his murder. The case remains unsolved.

Law enforcement statements confirm the child was shot three times, once in the chest and twice in the head. Levi’s body was found the following day, Oct. 23, partially submerged, face-up, in a rain-filled pit in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area. Four law enforcement agencies, including the FBI have been unable to solve the boy’s murder.

What law enforcement likely didn’t know was that Levi had started attending church.


A minister close to the family said that, “Levi was a boy who had decided he wanted to do something for the Lord, and that he wanted to put his musical talents to work in the church for the glory of God. He was learning the Bible.

“He had a strong understanding of what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s good and what’s bad,” the minister said. “And there must have been something very bad happening in his life.”

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s captain confirmed Frady called 911 twice in the weeks leading up to his murder. Yet, law enforcement has never released transcripts of the calls.

The minister then reflected that Levi was destined to do something great for the Lord, and that someone murdered this little child of God. This certainly has angered God, he said, and did you know Levi’s church in Forsyth County later closed its doors? And this surely angered God even more.

The Minister then opened his Bible and read Matthew 18:1-7.

1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones — which believe in me — it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must be that offenses come; but woe to that person from whom the offenses come!

The minister paused, closed his Bible, and placed his hand upon it.

“And to all those who have knowledge of those offenses,” he said.

levi pic for go fund me

A professional artist’s rendering of how Levi Frady would have looked today.


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6 thoughts on “Case of Murdered Forsyth County Boy Remains Unsolved, 21 Years Later

  1. Sincere apologies to anyone offended by the comment left back in March related to the family name of Trammel. I strongly suspect this was from a very disturbed conspiracy freak young student and self-proclaimed sleuth. After I sharing and boasting with a class room of students on the writing and investigative reporting talents of Kimberly Boim, and used the unsolved Levi Frady murder case as an example, this particular student dove into google and other sites, and came up with a very strange and delusional association with the Trammel family. Only recently did I see the posting after wanting to see where the case was near the October anniversary. I never thought that such delusional thoughts would be posted online. May there be peace and love within the Frady family and all those continued to be haunted by the tragic murder of young and innocent Levi. I agree with one of the other posts that, because of DNA evidence and other investigative techniques, those responsible will be identified. Kim, keep eyes and hearts on this. Continue to tell Levi’s story.


  2. Hope the killer is running scared. Cold cases from 40+ years ago being solved with the DNA and genealogy data bases. I’m sure it won’t be long now.

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  3. Trammel. Where was Tommy Trammel, or other Trammels that day and time period? The reporter lady may have been influenced to continue this story line. From the movie “silence of the lambs”, what do we covet? We covet what we see every day, and close by.


  4. He would have been a truly amazing person for the world to have today… full of love and kindness and putting others before himself… he had a nack for bringing people together… he was such a good soul… I still miss him so

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    1. I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin and best friend….. this case has remained in my heart and mind since the day it happened. My daughter was only a couple of months younger than Levi, and my son was a little older. Such a tragic loss. I pray that Levi’s killer will be brought to justice! God bless you and yours.


  5. Thank you Kimberly for keeping Levi’s story in the public view.
    We, his family, will never forget him or stop missing him.
    Maybe someday Law Enforcement Agencies responsible for investigating this brutal murder of an innocent, loving little boy will at last prioritize Levi and ensure the killer/killers are punished .

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