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Authorities believe murder suspect Michael Brown is in the New River Valley

No confirmed sightings in the New River Valley validate this belief, however

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Authorities believe that 22-year-old murder suspect Michael Brown may be in the New River Valley.

While they believe that Brown is in the New River Valley, the investigative team can’t actually point to a sighting that confirms their belief, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Federal and local law enforcement were back on the scene in Franklin County Tuesday where Brown’s mom’s boyfriend was murdered on Nov. 9. U.S. Marshal Sellers said new tips brought them back to search the property again. The Virginia State Police tactical team went onto the property in an armored vehicle, and a drone was seen flying overhead.

22-year-old Brown has been on the run for more than 10 days.

The U.S. Marshals say they’ve received about 250 tips and leads so far.

The intense manhunt is still underway.

Authorities advise the public to remain vigilant. They urge citizens to lock their homes and cars. Brown is considered armed and dangerous, according to the U.S. Marshals.

There is a $10,000 reward in place.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call 911, 877-WANTED-2 or submit a tip online.


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