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Police again search Cooper home

Posted October 30, 2008 3:19 p.m. EDT

— Police searched Brad Cooper's Cary home late Wednesday, two days after he was charged with murder in the July death of wife, Nancy Cooper.

Neighbors said investigators visited the home Wednesday evening. No search warrants have been returned to the Wake County Courthouse, so it's unclear what was seized from the house, if anything.

A Wake County grand jury on Monday indicted Cooper, 35, more than three months after his wife's body was found in an undeveloped subdivision three miles from the Coopers' Cary home. A state medical examiner's autopsy found she had likely been strangled.

Cooper told police Nancy Cooper went jogging around 7 a.m. on July 12 and never returned home. Through his attorneys, he has denied being involved with her slaying, but has admitted to police that he and his wife were having marital difficulties.

Claiming Cooper was emotionally abusive to his wife in the months prior to her death, Nancy Cooper's family filed for and gained granted temporary custody of the children.