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Prosecutors Give New Details in Missing Boater Case Involving Region 8 Man

MIAMI - In Florida, prosecutors say investigators found bullet casings on a charter boat whose four crew members are missing and one of the two men found in a raft nearby, including a fugitive from Lawrence County, had blow gun darts and knives.

The new details came as a judge ordered the two men held without bond in the still-unsolved mystery of what happened to the crew of the "Joe Cool."

Kirby Archer of Strawberry, and Guillermo Zarabozo of Florida, have not been charged with homicide as prosecutors continue their investigation.

The two men boarded the boat Sept. 22 and the crew was last heard from a day later.  The day after that, the Coast Guard found the pair in the boat's life raft, a few miles from the abandoned vessel.

Zarabozo had blow gun darts and knives on him when authorities found them.  Federal investigators are awaiting the results of a DNA test on what appeared to be blood on the boat's stern.

Based on circumstantial evidence, U.S. Magistrate William Turnoff ruled that the two men pose a flight risk and are a potential danger to the community.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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