Murder suspect could be hiding in Smoky Mountains, $7k reward offered

Ryan Dusha Kedar / Source: (U.S. Marshals Service)
Ryan Dusha Kedar / Source: (U.S. Marshals Service)(WVLT)
Published: May. 22, 2020 at 6:53 AM EDT
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The U.S. Marshal's Service and the Greenville County Sheriff are offering a $7,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in a Greenville, South Carolina murder.

The U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force is working with investigators from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office to search for Ryan Dusha Kedar, 49, who is accused of killing Mark Jermon, 58, at Herdklotz Park Feb. 26.

Investigators said Kedar enjoys hiking and they suspect he may be hiding in the mountains of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia.

Officials said Kedar should be considered armed and dangerous and warned he may have changed his appearance.

The U.S. Marshals Service released the following statement:

Police believe Kedar conducted extensive research into locations around Brevard and Asheville, North Carolina, as well as the purchase of a used car in the Greenville area, possibly looking for a private seller to avoid having to register the vehicle. Kedar, who was born in Israel, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tel Aviv and served in the Israeli army. He received a graduate degree from the University of Washington. While he should be considered extremely intelligent, investigators say he may display socially awkward behavior.

Anyone with information on Kedar’s whereabouts is urged to call 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332) or Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME. Tips may also be submitted online


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