STOCKTON -- A Stockton home is now a key piece of evidence. It was taped off by investigators after a 49-year-old woman was found dead inside.
“Kind of shocking to everybody, you know,” neighbor Victor Ramirez said.
The Stockton Police Department said its officers were called to the 200 block of West Pearl Avenue when the woman failed to pick up her special needs child from the bus stop on Monday afternoon.
“Nobody saw anything from what I can understand, but they were just amazed that what was going on,” Ramirez explained.
Investigators are calling the death suspicious.
“When officers arrived, they located the mother deceased inside the residence and she did have signs of trauma,” said Officer Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department.
Neighbors said they knew very little of the woman. But each time they passed her home, she waved. They added that each weekday afternoon she would be sitting in her wheelchair with the garage open, waiting for her son to come home from school.
Multiple families also said they noticed the home was being fumigated just days before her body was found. One man claimed he had heard yelling and arguing from time to time.
While the mystery surrounding the woman’s death deepens, families are left to wonder. What happened to their friendly, quiet neighbor?
"I’ve seen her a couple of times maybe, but she was pretty to herself, actually,” Ramirez said.
Investigators have identified the woman but are waiting to release that information. They added they’re waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death.