published Friday, May 25th, 2012

Whitfield County double-homicide suspect considered dangerous, reward offered

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The man accused of killing his 27-year-old wife and her grandfather is still at large and considered dangerous, said Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood during a news conference today.

"This was a horrific crime of passion," said Chitwood.

Sheriff officials had no new information to release about the investigation into the deaths of Jessica Neal and Donald Shedd, but “mainly wish to stress the urgency of locating suspect Adolph Ray ‘Sonny’ Neal.”

Sonny Neal is the husband of Jessica Neal.

The two bodies were discovered Thursday morning at the home they shared with Sonny Neal at 1200 Green Springs Road in Dalton. Chitwood said they had been killed in a “very violent homicide.”

Jessica and Sonny Neal’s 9-year-old daughter discovered Shedd’s body inside the home, then fled to a neighbor’s house. Investigators later found Jessica Neal’s body in an outside building.

A reward has been established for the capture of Sonny Neal.

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