Officials said Eady’s home was ransacked, and surveillance footage allegedly showed who investigators believe was 36-year-old Sammy Patrick approaching Eady’s home, Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee told WAPT.
Authorities claimed Patrick broke into Eady’s home and allegedly committed the grisly crime.
In a crime allegedly caught on surveillance video on Jan. 1, Patrick is accused of committing an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Woodville, officials said.
Then, two days later, on Jan. 3, Patrick allegedly stole a vehicle in Louisiana, two days before his arrest, according to law enforcement officials.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office announced on Jan. 5 that Patrick was pulled over at a gas station in Byram while he was driving the stolen car from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Patrick was arrested and charged with capital murder.
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Sheriff Lee indicated there is no direct connection between Eady and Patrick, and a motive for the murder remains unclear.
Lee told WLBT, “Miss Eady was a widow and lived there by herself. [Patrick’s] home is not far from where she lived. There may have been, if any, some interaction, but there would not be a direct link such as him working for her or knowing her in a personal situation.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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