We executed those search warrants we got recently, and all the evidence we collected is now being analyzed by the lab.
Detective Armstrong and I also had a follow-up conversation with Raquel Santos about her boyfriend, Benito. She was not pleased – with us or with him. Even so, she did tell us a little more about what went on in her household around the time Philip Fontaine was murdered.
This update includes a follow-up interview with Raquel Santos and the inventories of what we found when we searched the Beecher, Coleman, and Flores/Santos residences.
the victim's housekeeper
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For Monday, we'll have a video and transcript of our follow-up interview with Benito Flores. We're also chasing down a lead that may tell us why Philip Fontaine withdrew that $15,000 from the bank on the day he was killed.
Detective Armstrong and I are starting to get that feeling that tells us we're close to identifying the killer. Do you have that same feeling, Visitor?
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