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Cock-fighting equipment seized in Willow Spring homicide investigation

Posted July 5, 2011 10:08 p.m. EDT

— Equipment used for cock-fighting and other items were seized from vehicles linked to two men found dead at a Willow Spring home on June 24, according to search warrants released Tuesday. 

Roger Trujillo Perez, 30, of 2832 N.C. Highway 42, and another man, who hasn't yet been identified, were found shot to death inside Perez' home. 

Investigators with the Wake County Sheriff's Office continue to follow leads in the case, and they said they believe the shootings weren't random acts of violence.

Property records list the homeowner as Judith Dickens, who has a Rockville, Md., address.

Another man who lived in the home, Miguel Vasquez, 63, has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, authorities said.

Vasquez told investigators he was at the home during the murder, according to search warrants. Vasquez said he fled in a Green Chevrolet and drove to a business off of Airpark Road. That vehicle was towed to the Wake County Public Safety Center and searched. 

Investigators seized cock-fighting equipment, medicine bottles and needles from his vehicle. 

Authorities also searched a Chevrolet Silverado truck, which was registered to Perez and found on a dirt portion of John Adams Road about two miles from the home.

Gloves and DNA swabs were taken from the truck, according to the search warrant. 

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