Son Suggests Satanic Element in Georgia Decapitation Case May 19, 2014 7:20:59 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on May 19, 2014 7:20:59 GMT -5
Son of Georgia decapitation victim suggests cult crime: Satanic elements missing
Keith Dermond is one of the two sons of Russell and Shirley Dermond, the Great Waters community's double homicide victims in Georgia this month. On Friday, WSB-TV News reported that the 55-year-old man thinks a cult may be to blame for the crime and believes the murders occurred as a random act.
Cult crimes, however, have some crime scene element characteristics that appear to be missing from this Lake Oconee double homicide based upon the information shared thus far by Sheriff Howard Sills of the Putnam County Sheriff's office.
For example, salt often plays a role in cult activities, like the circle of salt used in Satanic cult murders dubbed "Type 1" cult crimes, according to Dr. Ronald M. Holmes, author of at least 50 scholarly articles, as well as books such as Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool and more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments around the nation.
Additionally, the emeritus professor at the University of Louisville says that bowls containing colored salts, the presence of colored candles, the use of candles, or the presence of candle wax at the crime scene can indicate Satanic activity. Evidence at the crime scene may also include mockery of Christian symbols, the presence of Satanic symbols. A hexagram or inverted pentagram could also indicate cult activity or motivation.
Sheriff Sills has not indicated any such items were present at the Russell Dermond crime scene. In fact, he says the world does not need to know too much of the behind-the-scene investigative data at this point because it could hinder the investigation.
Keith Dermond has been the only one to broach this cult killer topic thus far publicly, but he was not speaking in any formal capacity. It is important to note that cult crimes involving a lot of blood or a dismembered body are generally not the work of Type 1 Satanists, according to Dr. Holmes. He says the Type 1 cult person generally does not leave blood, choosing to drain the body of it and that the body is not left at the scene by this level Satanist as it is going to be moved and hidden for Satanic purposes later instead of being left in a garage for police or neighbors to find as happened in this case.
Those who are attempting to learn Satanic practices, however, like teens or young adults, may engage in Type 2 and 3 Satanic crimes, wherein blood or a body might be left at the scene. But even then, dismemberment of a body involves the removal of fingers and other body parts, rather than the sole removal of the head of a victim and doesn’t involve killing someone through blunt force trauma and then dumping the body in a lake as happened with Shirley Dermond. Type 1 Satanic members are seeking to offer a sacrifice to Lucifer, so they want to be able to retrieve the body from its hiding place later, not hide it in 50 feet of water.
This the reason Dr. Holmes says that when police see some evidence of Satanic symbols or ritual activity at a crime scene, it may merely indicate someone new to cult worship and activity is experimenting outside the group, or it could indicate someone is attempting to make the crime scene appear to be Satanic when it is not.
Type 1 and 2 devil worship cult members sometimes learn their mutilating and killing practices on small animals before moving on to human subjects. This is why the mobile uploaded photo of a cat enclosed in a glass jar (above), whether it is real or not – which is currently on the Facebook page of one of Russell Dermond's grandchildren, Cole Patton – is so disconcerting, regardless of when it was uploaded.
Additionally, medieval-type weapons (above) photographed and displayed on his brother Graham Patton's Facebook page – from a trip taken to Switzerland and Scotland years ago – which show a number of axes and battleaxes are a bit disturbing. It is obviously not a something to display in light of their grandfather’s brutal murder, even though the photos have been removed.
Let's hope the elder Dermond – who went on the overseas trip with his wife Shirley, his daughter Leslie Dermond Patton, and his grandson – didn't have one of those type weapons in his home when someone decapitated him. But if he did, this is something law enforcement needs to know.
Source: Radell Smith, The Examiner, May 17, 2014.