Update: Suspect in Whitfield County deaths reportedly seen in Varnell, Ga.

Update: Suspect in Whitfield County deaths reportedly seen in Varnell, Ga.

May 30th, 2012 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local Regional News

A Georgia state trooper checks the trunk of a car along Hwy 201 in Varnell, Ga. on Wednesday.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

Adolph Ray "Sonny" Neal, Age 49, of Dalton, Ga.

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

Whitfield County law enforcement authorities have confirmed that Adolph "Sonny" Neal, suspected of killing his wife and her grandfather last week, has been spotted in Varnell, Ga.

A 911 dispatcher told the Times Free Press that Neal, who goes by Sonny, was seen near the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 201.

Whitfield County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Swiney said a motorist spotted a man wearing a red shirt and jeans who looked like Neal and called authorities. An intensive search is under way. Officers are searching cars one by one and a helicopter is doing an airborne search.

Neal was identified as a suspect hours after his 9-year-old daughter found her great-grandfather, Don Shedd, dead in the kitchen of their Dawnville, Ga., home on May 24. Police also found the girl's 27-year-old mother, Jessica Neal, dead in the home's pool house.

Shedd and Jessica Neal were buried today.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.