Keeping Critters out of Your Home

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- They can cause the kind of damage that can lead to costly home repairs. They are the four-legged critters looking for a place to stay warm.

"There are rodents, squirrels and raccoons always around this time of year looking for nesting sites," said Jeff Saylor.

Saylor, with Arrow Exterminators, said those nesting sites are in First Coast homes.

Saylor the entry points are easy to find; just look near the air conditioning systems.

"Service lines are easy access points for rodents to get into your home," said Saylor.

He said another weak spot is the soffit, the area under the eaves of the roof. 

"Rats can get through an area the size of a quarter, mice can get through about the size of a dime," he said.

Even a tree near your home can become an access point.

Saylor's advice is pay attention to the surroundings.

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Middleburg Murder Victim to Be Laid to Rest Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of one of two men shot to death Monday is planning to say a final goodbye while trying to deal with the shock of its loss.

James Allen Coody Jr. is one of two men shot to death Monday. Police have been searching for Christopher Kilgore, who they suspect of shooting his parents and fatally shooting his brother Raymond Kilgore and Coody.   

His family will have a visitation Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Giddens-Reed Funeral Home, 270 U.S. Highway 301, in Baldwin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Clay Hill Baptist Church, 6054 County Road 218, Clay Hill. Burial will follow at Long Branch Cemetery.

The family today described the situation as "surreal" and they are concerned for their safety as long as Kilgore is free.

From their Oceanway home, Coody's family told First Coast News that Coody and Ray Kilgore were best friends. 

Baker County Search Continues, Still no Kilgore

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Baker County Sheriff's Office moved quickly to set up a perimeter in hopes of trapping murder suspect Christopher Scott Kilgore, but he still has not been found.

Sheriff Joey Dobson said the perimeter that included most of the main roads south of Interstate 10 is no longer in place, and all roads are once again open.

That doesn't mean police are giving up the search, Dobson clarified, just that searchers are no longer focused on one area.

He said the safety of residents is also a top priority, and the county will use reverse 911 as needed to keep residents informed.

A witness reported seeing a man of Kilgore's basic description heading into the woods off 228 about six miles west of U.S. 301 early this afternoon.

Store Robbery Photos of Man Wanted in Double Murder, Robbery Released

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a man wanted for shooting his parents and killing his brother and another man is the same man who robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

Wednesday evening, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released photos of the man they said is Christopher Scott Kilgore, who is wanted for shooting his parents, injuring them and shooting two others to death.

Clay County deputies have been looking for Kilgore since the slayings at a Wooduck Road residence in Middleburg Monday morning. On Tuesday, they said a suspect matching Kilgore's description and driving a vehicle similar to his held up the Kangaroo Store at 14801 Normandy Blvd. at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

There was a clerk and a customer inside the convenience store at the time of the robbery. "I rushed over here as soon as I got off to see if she was alright," said James Figeeroa, the clerk's son.

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Police: Kilgore is 'Very Armed and Very Dangerous'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The manhunt through western Duval and Clay counties continues in its third day, though detectives have said finding the murder suspect's vehicle has helped tracking dogs obtain a scent.

Christopher Scott Kilgore is accused of shooting his parents, his brother and a friend, killing the latter two.  That happened before sunrise Monday, and the search for him has continued since.

Today, several schools in the area went on lockdown and a thoroughfare was closed, leading to a change for parents.

County Road 217 was closed as searchers combed the area, meaning school buses couldn't get children home that way.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said parents need to pick their children up if that's their normal way home, and if it's not possible, an officer would drive any child home.

Murder Suspect Search Continues in Forest, Neighbors Concerned

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A neighbor of the family torn apart by gunfire Monday morning said he heard someone yell "help" before the gunshots rang out.

The resident along Wooduck Road near Middleburg said he then saw a blue Trailblazer heading down the road toward Jennings State Forest.

As a precaution, Jennings State Forest is being closed as the search for the man accused of shooting his family continues.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Scott Kilgore may have the provisions and the know-how to camp out in Jennings State Forest indefinitely, or he may have fled the area entirely in his parents' Trailblazer.

Investigators on foot and with search dogs are looking through the forest today for 33-year-old Kilgore.

Neighbors are concerned for their safety.

"He needs to turn himself in," said Charlene Sigman.

"Is he gonna come back here to the house and go crazy again?"

Family Dispute May Have Been Cause of Shooting that Left Two Dead in Middleburg

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A family dispute may have led to the deaths of two people and injuries to others following an early-morning shooting, police said.

Into the evening, Clay County Sheriff's Office continued looking for Christopher Scott Kilgore, who police said is armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.

Tuesday morning, the police crime scene tape was gone along with the police vehicles that looked after the home most of the day Monday.

The home where the shooting happened is about 100 yards into the woods. A CrimeStoppers sign is posted next to the mailbox.

Police previously said they would leave the home once the medical examiner's office removed the two bodies from the crime scene and investigators finished gathering evidence at the home.