Tennessee Student Is Focus of Palin E-mail Hack Investigation

The 20-year-old is also the son of a Democratic state representative.

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The FBI has searched the apartment of a 20-year-old University of Tennessee student in connection with the hacking of Sarah Palin's Yahoo E-mail account, according to WBIR and CNet. Agents searched the apartment of David Kernell early Sunday morning. Kernell also happens to be the son of Democratic Tennessee state Rep. Mike Kernell. No charges have been filed, but three of his roommates were subpoenaed to testify to a grand jury this Tuesday.

Witnesses say agents came to the apartment around midnight during a party, took down the names of partygoers, and spent almost two hours taking photos of the place, according to the Washington Post.

Agents are trying to identify who gained access to the vice presidential candidates' E-mail account by using her birthdate, ZIP code, and information about where she met her spouse—all public knowledge at this point—to reset her password to "popcorn."