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Somer Thompson Investigation Update
Monday, November 2, 2009

For Immediate Release

The latest total regarding tips/leads to our agency on the Somer Thompson case is 2,600. Teams of detectives from multiple agencies continue to work on the Somer Thompson case today and are following up on many of these leads. This still includes agents from the FBI, FDLE and from the U.S. Marshals, who have committed to remaining part of our team until Somer's killer is caught.

Today, Sheriff Beseler met at length with a crew from America's Most Wanted and they are developing a presentation regarding Somer's case that will air nationally on Saturday night. Our hope is that additional leads will be called into our agency as a result. Meanwhile, please continue to ask your viewers/readers/listeners to call or email our agency with any helpful information they may have. The tips line remains open and manned 24/7.

I would like to emphasize, for sake of rumor control, that no arrest has been made yet in this case. We do not have anyone in custody and have not named any persons of interest. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate.

You'll be notified if any important progress is made in this case. Until a major development occurs, please anticipate receiving one email briefing from me each day.

Thank you,
Mary Justino


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