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Jeffrey Eady (Source: Clarendon County Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Eady (Source: Clarendon County Sheriff's Office)
Crystal Johnson (Source: WCSC) Crystal Johnson (Source: WCSC)
Sadie Brown (Source: Clarendon County Sheriff's Office) Sadie Brown (Source: Clarendon County Sheriff's Office)
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Surveillance picture at the D&V Convenience Store in Charleston Co. of the suspect's vehicle. (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office) Surveillance picture at the D&V Convenience Store in Charleston Co. of the suspect's vehicle. (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
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CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A man wanted for two homicides and possibly a third in South Carolina has been captured in Florida.

Authorities in Bay County have confirmed that 31-year-old Jeffrey Eady was captured in Mexico Beach. 

Investigators in Clarendon County plan to release new information Saturday night.

The multi-county, two-state search continues for 31-year-old Jeffrey Eady. Leon Eady is the cousin of a missing woman who Jeffrey Eady is suspected of being responsible for her disappearance.

Investigators with the State Law Enforcement Division, Clarendon County Sheriff's Office, Charleston County Sheriff's Office, and law enforcement officials in Georgia are all seeking Eady.

Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett confirmed Eady was last spotted in Macon, Georgia. The sheriff says Eady stole lottery tickets from a convenience store and tried to cash them at another store.

Officials say Eady is driving a 2008 blue Ford Focus with a South Carolina tag GYF 642 and was last seen traveling on Interstate 16.

Investigators say Eady could be heading for Florida.

Officials believe Eady killed 37-year-old Crystal Johnson and 65-year-old Maybell White.

Johnson, a Charleston County woman, was shot to death on Thursday during a robbery attempt inside an Adams Run convenience store where she was working.

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon detailed the robbery during a news conference on Friday, where he also announced an arrest warrant was filed against Eady in connection with Johnson's death.

As for White, deputies found her shot to death at a business on SC 527 in Clarendon County around 3:50 p.m. on Thursday.

Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett did not mince words in his description of Eady, calling him a "cold-blooded killer."

"If he is hungry, he will kill you to eat. If he needs money, he'll kill you to get your money. If he wants your automobile, he'll kill you to get it. That is the message I have to the public. I'm also sending this out to all law enforcement nationwide," said Garrett.

Deputies are still looking for 81-year-old Sadie Brown, but fear she has been killed. She was last seen Saturday, but not reported missing until Thursday afternoon.

Garrett says Brown recently moved in with Eady's father, Leon Eady, to get medical help and was under the care of nurses at the home. One of her caretakers became concerned about her well-being and reported her disappearance to authorities.

Leon says he's not eager to see his son anytime soon.

"I'd rather not see him right now at a time like this because I still, I hold him responsible for what happened to her because he leaves the house with her," said Leon.

Investigators have set up a scene around a large wooded area near Highway 527 where they located Brown's burned out car. Evidence inside the vehicle points to foul play, Garrett said.

Cadaver dogs have also been brought to the scene as Garrett believes Brown's body has been buried somewhere deep in the woods.

Eady was spotted driving Brown's car earlier this week, according to the sheriff.

Authorities say Eady was released last year after serving more than a decade for armed robbery.

Eady is considered armed and dangerous.

If you know anything that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved. WCSC contributed to this report.

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