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Deputies Want Answers to Oconee County Cold Case

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The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in solving a cold case that is over 25 years old.

According to deputies, in March of 1987, Jimmy Whitfield was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife.  Mr. Whitfield then left his home with some clothes and cash.

Mr. Whitfield's wife told the Sheriff's Office that he called home a few days later, then never heard from again.

The Sheriff's Office does believe foul play was involved in this case, because Mr. Whitfield was very close with his mother.

By shedding some light on this case, deputies hope to find answers and closure for Mr. Whitfield's family.

"She wants to know what happened, and I think she, as a parent, has a right to know what happened to her son," said public information officer, Jimmy Watt.

Mr. Whitfield's DNA was sent by family to a national database in Texas incase his body is ever found.

If you have any tips on Mr. Whitfield's disappearance, call Crimestoppers at 864-638-STOP, 1-888-CRIME-SC, or you can text a tip to 274637.  If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has recently featured other cold cases, to see that list, click here.

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