A 60-year-old woman was found dead inside a home in Rochester, NY, on Friday, and authorities are investigating her death as a homicide. According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the body of Janika Walker was found inside her apartment in Claremont Street around 9:50 a.m. It’s not clear why police found her in the apartment.
However, according to WGRZ, several neighbors and acquaintances of Walker were shocked to hear about her death, including a former co-worker who had known Walker for many years. “We only talked a couple of times on the phone and I didn’t realize that she was alone at all,” said the woman, Maureen Jenkins. “Not that I knew anything about that, but.”
Jenkins said that she was friends with Walker’s daughter and that they spent all of their time together. “She was a good person,” Jenkins told the station. “Everyone loved her, you know?”
When police discovered Walker’s body, they discovered signs of a struggle, according to WGRZ. They began searching the building, and a reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Walker’s killer. Police are calling the case a homicide, a murder, and a suspicious death.
Read the full story at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and WGRZ.
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