More than a week after the bodies of two teen boys were discovered in the woods of partially developed land, Palm Bay police are not providing any updates or hints that suggest they’re closer to naming a suspect.
Officers said the 14-year-old, later identified by family members as Jeremiah Brown, and the 16-year-old, who’s family has asked to remain unidentified, were shot six times before they were discovered Christmas night.
During an initial press conference last week, officers tried to lower expectations, even as they said they were working around the clock to solve the case.
“There are no real residents,” a spokesman said. “There’s no car or no through traffic out there. So, trying to find any investigative leads at this point has been very difficult.”
As of Thursday, police said they have no updates to share.
It’s unclear if they’re keeping details of the case behind closed doors out of fears of spooking a possible suspect, if they’re waiting for forensic testing to be completed, or if the case has stalled altogether.
Meanwhile, Brown’s family has asked for the community’s prayers as they wait for justice.