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Wednesday May 5th, 2021 10:56PM

FBI, RaceTrac offer rewards for information in murder of Watkinsville store clerk

By AccessWDUN staff

The FBI and RaceTrac are both offering reward money for information in last Friday's murder of a clerk at the RaceTrac store on Macon Highway in Watkinsville.

Elijah Wood, 23, was found shot to death behind the counter of the store around 1:40 a.m. Friday, March 19. Authorities said a customer found Wood's body and called the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. 

Investigators released surveillance photos and video of a suspect in what they believe to be an attempted robbery. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, was wearing wearing dark colored clothing, a face mask and gloves.

"We ask anyone who might know the suspect not to approach him. He should be considered armed and dangerous," said the FBI's Kevin Rowson in a press statement. 

The FBI and RaceTrac are offering a combined reward of $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. 

Rowson said anyone with information about the suspect or the shooting is asked to contact FBI Atlanta at 770-216-3000 or the Oconee County Sheriff's Office at 706-769-5665 or go to tips.fbi.gov.

 

  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: FBI, RaceTrac, murder investigation , suspect search , Oconee County Sheriff's Office
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