(Above: Elijah Wood and his unidentified killer. Photo Credit: wgauradio.com)
From the Oconee Enterprise (oconeeenterprise.com):
Three and a half months after RaceTrac clerk Elijah Wood was fatally shot, Oconee Sheriff James Hale said the murder remains the highest priority for his office.
“We talk about this case every day,” said Hale.
The murder appears to be a botched armed robbery. The suspect, who moved with a distinctive gait while committing the crime, was fully covered in black clothing, including gloves and a face mask. After shooting Wood, the suspect left the store with the murder weapon.
Although no arrest has been made or suspect publicly named, the Sheriff’s Office is keeping some evidence confidential because only the suspect and deputies working the case know about said evidence.
Hale said that when deputies investigate a murder, they look at the case through the eyes of a defense attorney so that everything is ironclad when a suspect is arrested and brought to trial.
Anyone with information about the crime should call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 706-769-3945.