(08/23/13) - An evidence trail led homicide investigators underwater, Friday, in Flint.
A State Police dive team searched Flint Park Lake, also known as Devil's Lake, and Thread Lake for guns that might be connected to four murders in the city.
Several cases are involved, including a deadly shooting at a Flint market last weekend and a triple murder earlier this summer. Among the victims in that case - a 9-year-old boy.
The suspect in all four murders is 18-year-old Deonte Gray.
Flint and Michigan State Police say Gray told them he threw at least 10 guns into Devil's Lake on the city's north side.
"I came out with the suspect on Wednesday and he showed me the area here at Devil's Lake and also another area on thread lake where he had thrown several guns in the water," said Trooper Dale Girke, of the Michigan State Police.
A couple miles to the south, divers searched Thread Lake for those other weapons.
"He had told them where he had thrown several guns used in homicides," Girke said.
Girke spent two days assembling a MSP underwater recovery team made up of nine members from across the state. They spent hours combing through weeds and debris in both lakes.
"What we're gonna run into here today is because so much debris on bottom of so many years of stuff being thrown in here, anywhere from shopping carts to who knows what," Girke said.
Investigators hope guns found at either site will help prosecutors build a solid case against Gray.
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