VICTORIA Police homicide squad detectives have successfully applied to court to retain items seized in a search at Portland last week.
Two detectives appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday after a search warrant was executed at a Barkly Street address on Wednesday.
Items were seized including a Samsung mobile telephone, a yellow baseball bat, red pants, a grey V-neck top, a pair of runners, a white hoodie, black Nike pants and two safes disguised to look like dictionaries.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt ordered the items be retained by the homicide squad for forensic testing and for the phone to be examined by the police e-crime unit.
The search was part of the investigation into the death Trent Hocking. Mr Hocking presented at Portland Hospital on Monday with a gunshot wound and died in a Melbourne hospital on Tuesday.
Leonard Sciascia, 26, of Princes Highway, Heywood, and Dylan Robertson, 32, of Portland, have been charged with murder and remanded in custody until February 12. A 31-year-old man has also been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.