LINDA (CBS13) – A Linda woman was found dead in an abandoned home over the weekend and foul play is suspected, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to an abandoned residence in the 5500 block of Alicia Avenue after receiving a 911 call at about 4 a.m. Saturday about an unresponsive woman at that location.
Deputies found Cheryl Murphy, 41, of Linda unconscious. Linda Fire Department and Bi-County Ambulance personnel arrived on scene and attempted life-saving procedures, but Murphy was pronounced dead on scene.
Neighbors on Alicia Avenue can’t help but stare at the house and wonder what went down that night.
“It kind of freaks me out,” Joanna Furr said Monday.
“I want out of here,” Teri Haase said.
The house is vacant but it could hold the clues of the suspicious death.
“That house has been empty for so long,” Christina Brewer said.
Investigators say Murphy wasn’t homeless, saying she lived at another residence in Linda.
“If she wasn’t homeless, so why was she in that house?” Furr wondered.
The house is clearly abandoned, boarded up. There are feral cats everywhere. But the question remains, what was Cheryl doing there?
“The cats have taken it over,” Furr said.
The only ones who may have seen anything are the cats because no one in this neighborhood is talking about what happened to Cheryl that night.
“I don’t know what this world is coming to nowadays, you know,” a neighbor named James said.
“I feel like we live in the ghetto,” Haase said.
Neighbors are on edge, especially to find out that Murphy suffered from trauma to her body.
“That spooks me, and that’s why we’re moving,” Haase said.