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Police investigate home next to Duke rape case residence

Posted April 2, 2015

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— Investigators on Thursday returned to the same block of a home that is the center of an ongoing second-degree rape investigation.

This time, they focused on the house next door.

Durham police would not say why they were at 2503 Chapel Hill Road, but spent most of the evening collecting evidence from the residence.

Authorities were at 2505 Chapel Hill Road in January after a woman reported being sexually assaulted after a party at the house, which is leased by members of Duke University’s Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity chapter.

Both homes are owned by the same person, according to property records.

The woman, a Duke student, told police she had a mixed drink at a Jan. 8 party and later drank what she thought was hot chocolate, according to an affidavit.

She also said she refused a fraternity member when he allegedly led her to his upstairs room prior to her second drink. The last thing the woman said she remembers was dancing with friends, the document said.

When she awoke the next afternoon, the leggings she had been wearing were on the floor next to the bed and they appeared to be torn, she said, and her cell phone was broken, according to court documents.

No arrests have been made in that case.

The fraternity remains suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

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  • George Costanza Apr 3, 2015
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    How quickly the duke Noose Case was taken off the front page. Must have been a minority.

  • Clovis Sangrail Apr 3, 2015
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    Now the houses are raping people!

    No one is safe in Lincoln Park.