ROCKLIN — A talented gymnast, a fierce competitor who was loved by her teammates.
That’s how coach Lisa Porch described Ashley Wood after the 13-year-old with so much potential was killed.
“I’m pretty shocked that she’s dead,” said neighbor Tyler Nguyen.
One day later, neighbors are still disturbed and in disbelief that a girl from a seemingly happy family is gone.
“They seemed like an average family to me. We would just wave and they seemed pretty happy,” Nguyen said.
Rocklin police responded to a home on Monument Springs Drive around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
A woman who lives two doors down told FOX40 off camera she called 911 after hearing Wood’s mother yelling for help and screaming ‘Oh my god.’
Police say when they arrived at the house they found Wood in her bedroom with blunt-force trauma to her head.
The 14-year-old relative ran a mile into a field before police caught up with him and arrested him for the crime.
Records indicate the house is owned by Jeff Wood.
A man by that name also works as a prosecutor for the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.
“We are aware of the case and unable to comment at this time,” said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Wilson in a written statement.
Neighbors say they’re praying for a family coping with the loss of a daughter and the arrest of a teenage relative accused of killing her.
The teenage suspects identity has not been released because he’s a minor.
He’s in juvenile hall in Auburn.