MILWAUKIE -- A woman's body was found in an apartment Sunday afternoon in what the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has called a homicide.
The victim was identified as 41-year-old Michelle Leigh Walker. An autopsy was performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
A neighbor told KGW he heard a loud argument between a man and a woman coming from the apartment before police arrived.
Deputies were dispatched about 3:30 p.m. to an apartment in the 4400 block of SE Roethe Road, said Deputy Marcus Mendoza. The victim's mother called police to report "suspicious circumstances" at her daughter's apartment, Mendoza said.
Neighbors told KGW Walker was a kind person, always willing to help others out.
"She would make extra food and come by and say, 'Evelyn I have some soup for you' and stuff like that," one neighbor said.
Another neighbor said the death was literally too close to home. He lives with his two teenage boys "right across from where it happened." He also heard an argument between a couple, last weekend.
Neighbor Mary Hobbs told KGW she will, for a time, sleep with her child next to her.
Anyone who may have seen Michelle Leigh Walker on Saturday, July 7th or Sunday, July 8th or suspicious activity seen near her apartment at 4486 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie was asked to contact the sheriff's office confidential tip line at 503-723-4949.