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The search for clues
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Published: 8/4/2009 5:03 PM | Updated: 8/4/2009 10:17 PM

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Originally published Jan. 11, 1993

The investigation into the deaths of seven employees of the Brown's Chicken & Pasta restaurant in Palatine intensified Sunday as police spread out to several sites to methodically search for evidence.

At the cordoned-off restaurant, police searched through a trash container and even climbed onto the roof seeking clues.

Police also carried several plastic bags of possible evidence from the Elgin home of Martin E. Blake, a former employee of the Brown's restaurant who reportedly had been fired recently.

Blake, a 1987 graduate of Fremd High School in Palatine, is in police custody but has not been charged with anything.