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DA says Falmouth attack that killed two was targeted

Police investigated the back porch of the Central Avenue house that was the site of a double homicide in Falmouth Wednesday.

Steve haines for the boston globe

Police investigated the back porch of the Central Avenue house that was the site of a double homicide in Falmouth Wednesday.

FALMOUTH — The man and woman found dead early Wednesday inside a small home on Central Avenue were killed in a “targeted attack,” the Cape and Islands district attorney said.

The victims, identified as Crystal Perry, 43, and Kristofer M. Williams, 24, were both struck by “severe, severe” blunt force and sharp force trauma in the attack, said District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. A cause of death will be established by the state medical examiner’s office.

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“The public should view this as a targeted attack,” O’Keefe said, “not a random attack.”

Police have no suspects yet in the slayings.

Perry and Williams lived in the home where they were killed at 146 Central Ave., but the district attorney said the nature of their relationship was not yet clear. Authorities said the house has been considered a site of drug dealing.

O’Keefe said a neighbor called Falmouth police around 1:30 a.m. to report a disturbance. When police arrived, both Perry and Williams were dead, having been killed in separate rooms in the cottage-style house.

Through Wednesday morning and early afternoon, relatives, friends, and neighbors of the victims stopped by the house, which was cordoned off with yellow police tape.

One of the visitors was a man who would not give his name, but said he knew Perry and had cared for her horses.

“She just loved her horses; that’s all she was about,” he said, adding that Perry also “loved her children and her grandson.”

A man who identified himself as Perry’s godson said the family is “extremely close-knit” and is mourning, but wants “to figure out who did this.”

Crystal Carr, a friend of Williams, described him as a good father to his young daughter. He was “a good guy, and bad things always happen to good people,” she said. “He has many friends, and he was a great dad.”

Carr dismissed the idea that Williams was involved in drug dealing, saying police routinely make that accusation. “They always say that,” she said.

According to court records, the house where the victims were found has been the target of at least two drug raids in the past five years.

In September 2011, officers from numerous law enforcement agencies, including State and Falmouth police, executed a search warrant at 146 Central Ave., where police said Perry ran an illegal drug operation.

Inside the home, officers allegedly found about eight grams of cocaine, three bags of heroin, marijuana, a stolen .38-caliber Ruger revolver, and a bag containing 56 grams of a white powder that could not be identified at the time, court records said.

Prior to that search, an undercover police officer allegedly purchased cocaine from Perry on two occasions, the documents said.

In 2009, a search of the Central Avenue address allegedly yielded cocaine, Percocet, methadone, marijuana, and paraphernalia typically associated with drug use and distribution, according to court documents. Perry was later charged with possession with intent to distribute Class B, D, and E substances.

Both Perry and Williams had lengthy criminal records.

According to documents from Falmouth District Court, Perry had been arraigned on more than four dozen charges, including drug possession and distribution and assault and battery, dating back to 1990. Williams was first arrested as an adult in 2008, for assault and battery, and has been arrested on many other charges, including breaking and entering and larceny, documents show.

Neighbor June Pina said that her children grew up with Perry and that Perry used to call her Nanny as a term of affection. Pina said Perry was a devoted mother of one child and the grandmother of another.

“She was a very loving and caring girl,” Pina said. “No one deserves this.”

Colin A. Young can be reached at colin.young@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @ColinAYoung. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.

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