By Marlee Ginter

STOCKTON (CBS13) – Investigators taped off a house in the 7000 block of  Village Green Drive in Stockton and police grabbed as much evidence as they could to try to map out what happened and why after a woman was found killed in the home.

While police they’re not releasing the victim’s name, neighbors know all too well who she is.

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“She was one of my best friends. She was a loving caring woman, she would help you out, she would always make you laugh. She was an angel,” said Terry Woodard.

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Connie Blankenship placed a candle outside the house as a small gesture for a large loss they’re all feeling.

“I hope they find the person who did this to her and throw the book at them. I’d like to see this person hung, I really would. Because she was too nice of a person to do this to,” said Blankenship.

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Police say the suspect is a white or Hispanic male possibly driving a black 2003 GMC with the California license plate 7 D 1 5 2 2 4.   Police warn: don’t approach the suspect, just call police immediately.