2 charged with missing man's murder

2 charged with missing man's murder

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(L-R) Markus Curry and Kendarius Butler. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (L-R) Markus Curry and Kendarius Butler. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of a missing man from the Edgewater community.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's office began investigating the disappearance of 25-year-old Gary Anthony Cade after his family reported him missing on June 20.

His family said Cade was transient, but they regularly saw him in the Edgewater neighborhood. His family members became concerned after they hadn't seen him for about three weeks, so they contact the sheriff's office.

In the course of their investigation, deputies learned that Cade may be dead and his body may be in a creek below Highway 269 and Arabia Avenue. Officials searched the area on foot and with a helicopter on Friday, June 21 but did not find Cade's body.

A few days later, detectives developed information indicating that Cade's body could have been in a wooded area in the 4000 block of Gildersleeve Road. They found a man's body in that location on June 25.

Authorities later identified the body as Cade's. Detectives said he had been murdered and someone dumped his body.

Detectives learned that prior to his death, Cade rode in a car with two men he know from around the neighborhood.

The men robbed and shot Cade, then drove to the bridge on Gildersleeve Road and dumped his body over the side, according to Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with Cade's murder, the sheriff's office announced Tuesday.

Markus Timothy Curry, 21, of Edgewater was arrested on June 25 and charged with capital murder.

Kendarius Deandre Butler, 19, of Edgewater was arrested on July 2 and also charged with capital murder.

Both suspects are being held in the Jefferson County Jail on no bond.

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