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Witness to Wilson County murder-suicide found

Posted December 31, 2009

— Wilson County Sheriff's Office said that investigators have found and are talking to a driver who witnessed a murder-suicide that left three people dead Wednesday morning.

Investigators say that Paola Aguilera Ayala, 24, and her boyfriend, Miguel G. Guerra, were shot to death in the 4200 block of Iroquois Road by her former boyfriend, whose name hasn't been released.

Immediately after the shooting, investigators said they were looking for a 1997 or 1998 royal blue Dodge truck with N.C. tag YSN-6247 that the ex-boyfriend and another person drove to Aguilera's house shortly after she returned from work.

Maj. John Farmer said Thursday that investigators had found a commercial vehicle associated with the case and were interviewing its driver. The person, whose identity hasn't been released, is being treated only as a witness, Farmer said.

Neighbors who called 911 said they heard screaming, followed by gunshots, then a vehicle driving away.

"I heard someone screaming and hollering, then I heard three gunshots, and then I heard a vehicle crank up and take off," a man told 911 dispatchers.

A female 911 caller said she heard gun shots, then saw two bodies lying near her back yard when she looked outside later.

"It looked like a girl and a guy. I see blood on the girl, but I don't see nothing on the guy," she said.

The male 911 caller said he had checked the victims' pulse but they were already dead.

Investigators said that the former couple had a history of reported domestic violence, including accusations of rape, and that Aguilera had tried to get a restraining order against her former boyfriend last year but never followed through. The domestic violence began when she started dating her new boyfriend, authorities said.

Ayala had four children, including three with her former boyfriend. None was home at the time of the shooting.


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  • LiveStreeFree Jan 1, 2010

    Very sad and I feel for the 3 kids left without their parents. I know she had 4 but that one child has a parent left. Never going to understand how one can take another life or his own. Recall someone saying something about 3 less Obama voters. Why and how can someone type that comment. President Obama cannot over turn what "Bush" did in 8 years and have not been in the White House a year yet. All that read this don't talk trash about Obama give him a chance. Now back to the story... pray for the family that lost their family. Be bless!!!

  • erivera11 Dec 31, 2009


    listen to the 911 calls...duh!!!!!!!!!!! the witness who can't speak good english grammer says the bodies have been there for about 30 mins and she then decides to call after that time...

  • skylar Dec 31, 2009

    to erivera11
    Where in the article does it say 30 mins?

  • erivera11 Dec 31, 2009

    WOW it took them at least 30 mins to call 911. and the 911 operator...i like how fast she is to respond to the emergency.