Jupiter Police Department media briefing on triple homicide

Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 22:36:57-05

Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow says detectives will be clearing out of Mohawk Street by noon after collecting final pieces of evidence. 

The faces of three young victims are engrained in the minds of Jupiter Police detectives working around the clock to make an arrest. 

"You see the pictures of those young people, members of the community. You hear the stories, hear what's going on with them and you can't fathom why something like this would happen in your community," said Mayor Todd Wodraska, Town of Jupiter. 

Mayor Wodraska is asking people to come together and speak up. 

"If you see something, say something. We're looking for folks to come out and help us with the investigation," he added. 

Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow is assuring residents that they are safe and this was not a random shooting. He could not say how detectives have reached that conclusion. 
"As the case develops, you will understand why I'm able to reach that conclusion," said Chief Kitzerow. 
The Chief won't say how a fourth shooting victim recovering in the hospital is connected to the two women and man found dead on Mohawk Street. 
"Because of his medical condition we're not able to speak to him yet," said Chief Kitzerow. 
That person was found on Paseos Way about a mile from the crime scene. How the victims, Kelli Doherty, Brandi El-Salhy, and Sean Henry are connected or what they were doing at the home is still unknown. 
Chief Kitzerow says detectives are gathering the final pieces of evidence. They believe a car found on I-95 on Monday is related to the shooting. 
"I want to reassure our community that although we are feeling victimized by whoever committed this horrible act, as a community we continue to work together to bring whoever is responsible to justice," said Chief Kitzerow. 
The Chief is not releasing any information about the person of interest. He says there is no one in custody. The Chief also did not rule out the possibility of more persons of interests or suspects in the case. The police department is working with the State Attorney's Office on the investigation.