"After Friday passed without further discoveries, police announced search efforts will resume Saturday.
Michael Doherty, a Duke University junior and local resident, has been missing since he left a Phyllis Lane house party Sunday morning. A search has been taking place throughout the week, with many different law enforcement agencies and units - including helicopters, search dogs and boat teams - involved.
Police said they and Franklin Fire Department personnel focused their Friday search on wooded and wetlands areas, and received help from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, the state Environmental Police and other agencies. State police drones were also deployed to help map the search areas and identify places of focus."
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"The Franklin Police Department is continuing the search for Michael Doherty. Thursday afternoon Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey was in Franklin and briefed on the search efforts by Chief Thomas J. Lynch. The State Police also deployed drone assets to help more accurately map the areas to be focused on.
Today numerous Franklin Police patrol officers, detectives, and supervisors, and Franklin Fire personnel will take part in the search into the woods and wetlands areas. These officers will be joined by team members from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC), Massachusetts Environmental Police, as well as other public safety partners and assets.
No new evidence has been discovered, and the investigation continues under the direction of the Franklin Police Detective Unit with assistance from other State and Federal agencies."
From the Facebook posting by the Franklin Police Dept
|From the Facebook posting by the Franklin Police Dept|