Man indicted in Drury murder case

Forensic evidence and a DNA database have led a Camden County grand jury to indict a convicted criminal, who is serving life without parole, in the 2013 murder of Emily Drury.

Theron Morrell Hendrix, 25, was indicted Feb. 22 for malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into Drury’s White Oak home in September 2013 and shooting her in the head.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents in Kingsland and the district attorney’s office have been investigating her death for four years and have repeatedly asked for the public’s help and offered a reward for information in the case.

Hendrix was identified through forensic evidence that was submitted to the GBI crime lab and the FBI’s combined DNA index system, according to a CCSO press release.

GBI agents and CCSO are continuing to investigate Drury’s case and no further information will be released at this time.

A serial rapist, Hendrix was convicted in June 2017 in Chatham County for kidnapping and sexually assaulting and raping a woman and two teenage girls in 2014, 2015 and 2016, according to the Savannah Morning News. A judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole plus two consecutive life sentences for those assaults. He has been in the state prison system since July, serving at Hays State Prison in northwest Georgia.

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