TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have offered a $7,000 reward for information on a man suspected of fatally shooting an acquaintance in South Carolina.
Ryan Dusha Kedar, 49, has been on the run since Feb. 26, after he was accused in the death of Mark Jermon at a soccer field.
The U.S. Marshals and CrimeStoppers are offering a $7,000 reward for information leading to Kedar's arrest, news outlets reported.
Greenville County Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Flood said Kedar and Jermon knew each other but a motive for the shooting was still being investigated.
Days after the shooting, authorities found Kedar's SUV near Paris Mountain State Park and conducted a 100-man search but were unsuccessful.
U.S. Marshals said Kedar was born in Israel, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tel Aviv and served in the Israeli army.
Authorities said Kedar enjoyed camping, hiking and has visited numerous state and national parks. Prior to the shooting, Kedar extensively researched locations around Brevard and Asheville, North Carolina, U.S. Marshals said.
Kedar may be staying in hostels and motels in the mountains of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia, authorities said.
Kedar may have changed his appearance and should be considered dangerous. Anyone with information, should contact CrimeStoppers or the sheriff’s office.