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Georgia woman still missing after man sought in disappearance turns self in

36-year-old Jeffery Seth Odom/(FOX 5 Atlanta 1)

HARALSON COUNTY, Ga. - The man who deputies have searched for in connection with the disappearance of a Haralson County woman turned himself in Wednesday, FOX 5 Atlanta reports.

In a Facebook post, the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office announced 36-year-old Jeffery Seth Odom turned himself in to deputies early Wednesday morning.

But in this post and another, deputies wrote they still not located Odom’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, Jessica Victoria Earl, also known as Jessica Jones King.

The second post states “We continue our search to #FindJessica! The reward for information leading to Jessica is $1,000.00!!"

Wednesday’s development comes a week after Odom’s mother pleaded on FOX 5 for her son to turn himself in and disclose what he knows in the disappearance of the 31-year-old woman who deputies said was last seen with him at the beginning of June.

Deanna Helton made the appeal last Thursday to her son who goes by Seth.

Haralson County deputies had looked for Odom for weeks. Deputies said the two had stayed at a friend’s home on Little Circle, west of Tallapoosa in early June since neither one has a permanent residence. No one has seen her since.

Sheriff’s investigators said Odom, on the other hand, had surfaced as recently as earlier last week. The sheriff's office said they located a phone belonging to Earl in the woods near the area and have been searching with the Paulding-Haralson Drug Task Force and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if they can locate Earl but to no avail.

Authorities said Odom has an extensive criminal history and has numerous warrants out for his arrest.

Deputies earlier arrested a number of people for allegedly helping Odom elude deputies. Investigators warned Odom is considered a survivalist and knows the area well. Authorities considered him extremely dangerous.

Investigators have made an open appeal to the missing woman to come forward for her mother’s sake and her two young children, offering to protect her if she needs it.

Deputies ask anyone who may have information or sightings of Earl to please call them at 770-646-2011.

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