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Boyfriend Of Missing Woman Found, Not Talking

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DUNNELLON, Fla. - Deputies say they've located the boyfriend of a missing Marion County woman, but he's not talking to them yet.

Raul Sosa was named a person of interest in the disappearance of Ada Marie Odell. She vanished from Dunnellon on July 1 and neighbors told WFTV deputies have been digging near her house.

It was some freshly turned dirt that raised suspicions in the Florida Highlands community, but deputies told WFTV, after closer inspection, they didn't find anything related to the disappearance of Odell.

Marion County detectives know where to find 50-year-old Raul Sosa, in south Florida, but his girlfriend's location is still a mystery. Sosa reported Odell missing from their in Dunnellon on July 1. This weekend, neighbors told WFTV, the sheriff's office was digging a block from the home trying to uncover clues in Odell's disappearance.

"They seen the freshly dug dirt, and what the guy done is dug a hole, got rid of the stuff, and covered it back up," neighbor Robert Toms said.

As it turns, out the only thing under the freshly-turned dirt was some old clothing and other trash left behind by a former neighbor of Sosa and Odell. The sheriff's office did not find anything related to Odell's disappearance and, in the nearly three weeks since she was reported missing, there hasn't been a single sighting.

Odell vanished without her cell phone or purse.

"We just pray for a good outcome and hopefully she's OK," neighbor Daisy Warsaw said.

Investigators still considers Sosa a "person of interest" in the case and the sheriff's office confirmed that Sosa has obtained an attorney.

Now that Sosa has obtained an attorney, deputies really aren't sure when they might get a chance to sit down and talk to him about his girlfriend's disappearance.

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