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By Summer Knowles - email Posted by Rachel Leigh - email
JUPITER, FL (WFLX) - Investigators are doing whatever it takes to catch the man who allegedly killed four family members. That's why Jupiter police divers are searching local ponds again.
The team in the water for a second time searching for any evidence they can find: weapons, clothes, possibly something they missed the first time.
Investigators say tracking down evidence and the man believed to be responsible for the shooting Thanksgiving night is anything but easy.
And, eventhough, many witnesses were present when it happened, police want to make sure that when the time comes for a trial, they've covered everything.
"I'll tell you one thing, they're doing a good job. They are trying; they'll find him," said one neighbor.
But other residents, like Tim Goering, admit they are getting a little frustrated. "They need to be finding him. If there's a gun in there, it's better they find it than some kid years from now when the tide goes out. But finding him, I think, should be the priority."
"You just want it to be done and to find the guy, so we can kinda have some peace," another added.
Investigators want pictures of the suspect, Paul Michael Mehrige. Any little tip could help. They are encouraging anyone to call with any little bit of information. If you have any tips, you can call call Palm Beach County Crimestoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.