Connection Between Grubbs Search Warrants

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Thu, November 15 2012 at 6:24 PM, Updated: Thu, November 15 2012 at 6:29 PM

New tonight---NBC 5 News has learned of a connection between   two different addresses where police searched for evidence associated with the vicious blade killing of 23 year old  of David Grubbs last year.

Police spent the night at a Talent pond as we spent the night trying to find a connection between the three warrants issued: and at this point, we do know that the residents of the apartment searched in Ashland, once also lived at the Talent property which was searched...

This morning diving crews finished up their search at this Talent pond for any evidence in connection to the brutal murder last year of 23 year old David Grubbs.

He was nearly decapitated on the Ashland bike path and until yesterday there was no obvious sign of movement in the case.

"There were 50 different people here yesterday, it was amazing to see so much activity on this property," says Talent resident Joe Hunkins.

While police aren't saying what they were looking for, metal detectors would indicate it could be the murder weapon said to be a sharp metal blade....

Today we checked in with the Ashland Police Department. At this point officials don't have much to say.

"We're not in a position to tell what we did or did not find under the search warrants," says Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness.

There were three places searched:225 West Rapp Road, 72 Wightman, Apartment 1 and a jeep.

They are connected by Thomas and Rebecca Doran who lived both on West Rapp Road and on Wightman and we're told own the vehicle, also searched and has now been returned to them...
"Everything that I say on a camera is available to the person who did this," warns Holderness.

We attempted to speak with the Dorans and  we called Leonard Parrish who owns the property on West Rapp Road to see if Rebecca and Thomas Doran are related to him... but he told us quote "Police say don't talk to anyone."

"It's been pretty creep thinking there's a connection to the Ashland murder here in little Talent," states Hunkins.

in the meantime, Joe Hunkins and other residents remain perplexed by the investigations.

Police want to make it clear that right now, none of the residents are considered suspects or even people of interest in the case.

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