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Detectives Follow-up on 4,200 Somer Thompson Leads

4:34 PM, Nov 18, 2009   |    comments
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ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Investigators have received 4,200 leads in the Somer Thompson case and are working to follow up on all workable tips.

Detectives said they are waiting on lab results, hoping that some of the evidence will lead in the right direction.

"Waiting on lab results is part of this process," said Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler on Wednesday. "The results can take weeks to return and cannot be rushed or hurried because this is information that will point us in the right direction and tell us where to go."

Beseler said the case if far from being cold. He said it remains hot with emerging leads and pieces of evidence.

Agents from the FBI, Florida Department of law Enforcement, U.S. Marshal Service, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service assigned locally continue to investigate with their expertise and manpower.

An Orange Park office working diligently on the case hung a poster to keep their goal in sight. The poster was created internally by the investigative team and several are displayed in offices and hallways as a constant reminder.

Somer Thompson disappeared in late October, and her body was found in a landfill days later.

website was created to remember Somer. It's filled with messages and pictures of her life.

During a conversation last week, Somer's mom, Diena, said she's not giving up hope, and will continue to search for her daughter's killer.

If you know anything about this case, you can call the designated tip line is 1-877-227-6911.

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