Topic: Michael Vick may be linked to a murder
Authorities say professional football player Michael Vick, who has pleaded guilty to dog-fighting charges, may be connected to a Catawba County man found murdered at his home in April.
Investigators at the Catawba County Sheriff's Office have found paperwork that may link Vick to Roy Thomas Melton, a 38-year-old pit bull breeder who was shot to death, said Capt. Roy Brown.
Melton's body was found April 16 at his home on South Beulah Road by a friend, and when authorities arrived at the trailer, they found 30 pitbulls, many of which were puppies. The dogs were euthanized.
For the past five months, Brown said, investigators have been reviewing paperwork from Melton's home. Some of the names found in Melton's documents, Brown said, are the same as names mentioned in an indictment against Vick.
Brown said he is not sure if the names mentioned are names of dogs or nicknames for other people.