Authorities searching Lake Palestine for murder weapon

Authorities searching Lake Palestine for murder weapon
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 5:25pm

A search has been underway all week on Lake Palestine just off off Highway 155 under the bridge in the Coffee City area.

KETK initially received reports from a viewer that police cars were seen searching that area of water.

A Texas Ranger on the scene told KETK that DPS and the Smith County Sheriff's office, along with a dive recovery team are searching for a weapon they believe was used in a murder that happened last month in Smith County.

He said the body was found in Anderson County.

Detectives with the Sheriff's office later confirmed that information.

Detective Pamela Dunklin tells KETK they cannot give out any more details at this time to protect those involved.

Officials will continue their search next week.


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