FALMOUTH – In what authorities believe was a “targeted’’ attack, a woman and a man were killed inside a small house on Central Avenue here, a home both neighbors and authorities said had been a site of drug dealing in the past.
The victims were identified by Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe as Crystal Perry, 43, and Kristofer M. Williams, 24. Perry and Williams both lived inside the home, but the prosecutor said it was not yet clear to authorities what the nature of their relationship was.
O’Keefe said a neighbor called Falmouth police around 1:30 a.m., reporting a disturbance at the house. When they arrived, both Perry and Williams were dead, having been killed in separate rooms in the cottage-style home.
O’Keefe said both sustained “severe, severe’’ blunt force and sharp force trauma. A cause of death will be established by the state medical examiner’s office.
“The public should view this as a targeted attack,’’ O’Keefe said. “Not a random attack.’’
Some relatives, friends, and neighbors of the victims stopped by the house, which was cordoned off by police with yellow tape.
Crystal Carr, who said she was the best friend of the woman Williams had a baby with, described him as a good father to his 4-year-old daughter.
She said he was “a good guy and bad things always happen to good people. 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.
But a neighbor, who asked to not be identified, said the house on Central Avenue had been the target of at least two law enforcement raids in the five years he has lived nearby.
“Does it surprise me?’’ said the neighbor. “No.”
The Cape Cod Times reported that Falmouth police raided 146 Central Ave. in 2011, and discovered a cache of illegal drugs.
One of those who came to the crime scene was a man who would not give his name, but said he knew Perry and he cared for her horses.
“She just loved her horses, that’s all she was about,’’ he said, adding that Perry “loved her horses, loved her children, and her grandson.”
Neighbor June Pina said her children grew up with Perry, and that Perry used to call her “Nanny’’ as a term of affection. Pina said that Perry was a devoted mother of one child and the grandmother of one child.
“She was a very loving and caring girl,’’ Pina said. “No one deserves this.’’Colin A. Young can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @ColinAYoung. John R. Ellement can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.