Merhige allegedly seen in Miami

MIAMI (WFLX) - The hunt for the Jupiter Thanksgiving murder suspect, Paul Michael Merhige, briefly moved to downtown Miami.

It all started after a 911 caller said Paul Merhige had been spotted at the Doubletree Grand Hotel and Condominium, along North Bayshore Drive, just north of downtown Miami. Witnesses apparently thought they saw Merhige there at a party.

We're hearing that several of Merighe's family members, who were there the night of the fatal shootings, live in that building including Merhige's late sister, Lisa Knight.

The building was put on lock down while police, along with U.S. Marshals, searched both the building and surrounding areas. Residents out for the night were not allowed to come back in.

The hunt ended as authorities did not find Merhige.

Jupiter police say Merhige shot four family members at a Thanksgiving gathering in Jupiter killing his aunt, twin sisters, and 6-year-old, Makayla Sitton. The little girl was shot five times while she slept in her bed. A funeral service is set Saturday for Makayla Sitton and her grandmother.

Mergihe took off after the murders and is still on the loose.

There are new pictures and video of Mergihe which, police say, are very important because he is heavier than he appears in his earlier face shots.

The new video footage was taken at a Miami auto dealership the day before the Thanksgiving massacre. Police also stress the importance of this video because it gives you new clues about how Merighe moves. The way he walks back and forth would separate him from someone else.

Police also have photos of Mehrige with glasses on that were taken from an ATM the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 

If you know anything regarding Merigihe's whereabouts, you are urged to call Palm Beach County crime stoppers.

The number is 1-800-458-TIPS. You can receive a $10,000 reward.