ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There was a mix of tears and laughter Sunday night as friends and neighbors remembered Danette Webb, the woman found dead in her southwest Albuquerque home last Monday.
Fifty-three blue balloons were set off – one for each year she lived.
The crowd of nearly 100 shared stories and memories of Webb. They say she loved her two dogs and the Beatles’ John Lennon. Neighbors say Webb also spent a lot of time helping the homeless.
A memorial with balloons, photos and flowers sits in front of her patio.
Webb was found dead inside her home a week ago when a coworker went to check on her after she didn’t show up for work.
Police aren’t saying a whole lot at this point, other than the death is suspicious. That has people worried.
“Every time someone passes by, we want to know if it’s strangers or a neighbor. I think everyone is a little uptight,” said neighbor Evelyn Garcia. “You’re watching your every move now, making sure your doors are locked, your windows are locked.”
The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that Webb was found naked and bound with duct tape, and that a screen was missing from a bedroom window. APD would not confirm that.
Webb’s funeral will take place Wednesday.