A LinkedIn profile appearing to belong to Virginia shooting suspect Vester Lee Flanagan — also known as Bryce Williams — suggests he previously worked at WTOC-TV in Savannah. (Screenshot)

Suspect in on-air Virginia murders has Georgia ties

The suspect in the Wednesday morning on-air slayings of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman has Georgia ties.

Vester Lee Flanagan II, known professionally as Bryce Williams, worked at Savannah station WTOC-TV, according to a story posted on the station’s site. A LinkedIn profile that was not immediately verified but featured the name and photo of the suspect indicated he was employed by the station from Feb. 1997 to March 1999 and worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.

The LinkedIn page was disabled hours after Flanagan allegedly killed reporter Alison Parker and camerman Adam Ward during their live shot for Roanoke, Va., station WDBJ. Flanagan worked at WDBJ from March 2012 to February 2013, according to the page.

Prior to his employment at WDBJ, Flanagan worked for eight years as communications director for a company called NDG Interactive. The page says he also had stints at TV stations in San Francisco, Calif., Greenville, N.C., and Tallahassee, Fla., among others.

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