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FBI dive team searches San Bernardino lake for hard drive and electronic items three miles from where terror attack took place

By dailymail.co.uk

An FBI dive team is searching a small San Bernardino lake as part of an investigation into the massacre that killed 14 people.

The dive team is searching a small lake in Seccombe Lake Park about three miles north of the Inland Regional Center, the site of the December 2 shooting.

The FBI held a brief news conference Thursday afternoon in which they said that a lead had told them that the two terrorists responsible for last week’s massacre, Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, had visited the area.

They believe the search could take days and would not disclose the specific evidence they are looking for. However sources told The LA Times that they were continuing to search digital footprints left by the couple and were combing the lake for electronic items, including a hard drive, that the duo was hoping to destroy.

Since the shooting, the FBI has interviewed hundreds of people and conducted searches in the area looking for evidence.

This comes as new revelations from officials and public records show a much deeper connection between Farook and Enrique Marquez than previously was disclosed. Marquez has not been charged with a crime.

Marquez purchased high-powered weapons at least three years ago that Farook and his wife used to open fire on a holiday gathering of Farook’s fellow health inspectors December 2, killing 14 people. Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, were killed hours later in a shootout with police, leaving behind a six-month-old daughter.

FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee a day earlier that the two shooters were radicalized well before Malik came to the U.S. on a fiancée visa and they had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013.

Members of the FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team work in Seccombe Lake on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Members of the FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team work in Seccombe Lake on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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