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Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen update: Dog connects life jackets to teens

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According to Dr. Robert Bowie with DEEMI Search and Rescue, a search dog connected two life jackets found along the Georgia coast to missing Tequesta boys Austin and Perry.

But Bowie was quick to point out the dog matching the items to the boys is only a preliminary indicator.

He says further testing must be done to confirm whether it is actually a match.

And even if the items belong to the boys, it's unclear whether they would have much impact on the investigation at this point.

The boys were last seen heading out of Jupiter Inlet on Friday, July 24.

The Coast Guard called off their search after looking for the boys for a week. The families ended their search at sunset on Saturday, August 8.

Their boat was originally located by the Coast Guard days after the boys went missing, but the boat has since disappeared.

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