UPDATED: Green Bay Police Identify Domestic Violence Murder Victim
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GREEN BAY, WI --A homicide investigation is underway after a woman is found dead in a home on Green Bay's east side. Police responded to 1426 Day street, shortly before 7:30 am this morning.
Inside, officers found the body of 45-year-old Ouida Wright. Tonight, police are questioning a person of interest in what they're calling a domestic violence homicide.
Neighbors in the 1400 block of Day Street wake up to a crime scene and police with guns drawn. Many, concerned about the elderly homeowner.
"I got a phone call at home and I rushed over right away," said Tony Lamal, a friend of the home owner.
Tony Lamal has been a friend of the home-owner for the last 40 years. He says the home owner has been letting a homeless woman stay with him, and says she and her boyfriend had been arguing.
The boyfriend was also staying at the house.
"I know he was having problems...They were fighting all day yesterday. And whenever they are fighting he comes over to my house to get awayfrom them," said Lamal.
A relative of the home owner who didn't want to go on camera, says for the last three years, the victim had been staying at the house on and off. He says she had a drinking problem and had been kicked out of shelters and had a history of arguing with her boyfriend.
"We're in the process of interviewing him and processing the crime scene to learn exactly what happened," said Lt. Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department.
Crime scene technicians, examining evidence and taking photographs, to piece it all together.
The investigation could take several days to complete.
Police say the community is not in danger. A relative of the elderly homeowner says he is helping police with the investigation.