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America's Most Wanted visits So. Ga.



December 4, 2002

REBECCA - It's not something people in Turner County are quite accustomed to. A camera crew on assignment for America's Most Wanted looking for answers in an unsolved murder.

"How could it happen here, this place looks like Mayberry," America's Most Wanted Segment Producer Ray Farkas said. 

Then again people have had to get use to a lot of changes ever since the March murders of Tommy Jo, Deborah, and Melissa Wideman, eight months pregnant at the time.

"Wish they'd find out who did it, because I live alone and I'm kind of scared," Sarah Bundrick said. The dramatic impact the unsolved case has had on the small town of Rebecca, why Farkas says the television program which has helped capture more than 700 fugitives, is going on its first ever search for an unknown killer.

"We're talking to as many people as possible to get a portrait of Rebecca, as well as as many facts we can get on the case."

For those they went to the sheriff, who's grateful for the exposure.

"Got to point where we've gone down every avenue, whenever we can keep this fresh, somebody knows something about these murders."

The sheriff, and his county now hoping that person will see the program and call either his office or America's Most Wanted. The story will likely air on America's Most Wanted in early February. There is a $50,000 reward  in the case.

updated at 5:00 p.m. by dave.d'

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