FBI Raids Mich. Sites, Won't Confirm Link to Texas

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SUTTONS BAY, Mich. - Dozens of federal agents with help from Michigan authorities have raided two sites in the northern Lower Peninsula, taking precautions for possible exposure to hazardous chemicals.

The Leelanau County sheriff's department says about 60 federal agents are participating in the investigation, which led to raids Friday in Suttons Bay and Leelanau Township.

Sheriff Mike Borkovich says in a Web posting that "other searches are being conducted related to the case in other states."

He didn't identify those states, but the Houston Chronicle says the Michigan raids are linked to searches in Houston and Bryan, Texas, at property owned by Houston art expert Cicely E. Horton and her husband Andrew E. Schneck.

FBI spokesman Robert Beekman in Detroit confirms the Michigan raids but won't confirm any link to the Texas searches.