SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Deputies are investigating the suspicious death of a 62-year-old woman in Rowan County as a homicide, deputies said Tuesday morning.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, the woman, identified as Melanie Anita Clark, was found in her home on Dulin Avenue in southeastern Rowan on Monday night. Deputies were called to the home around 11:18 p.m. to assist with cardiac arrest.
Clark was pronounced dead before deputies arrived, the sheriff's office said. A short time later, deputies determined the woman's death to be "suspicious."
Clark was reportedly last seen alive on Saturday, deputies say.
The crime in what is normally a very quiet neighborhood, has shaken neighbors.
"When I was coming home this morning I was looking all around before I get out of my car, you just don't know," said Patricia Blevins.
Blevins described Clark as a woman who kept to herself, who "didn't bother nobody, would just come in and out to work."
Quinncy Moss said he was friends with Clark's grandson. Moss lives up the street from Clark's home.
"It's disturbing to hear that something that tragic would happen just a few house down from us," Moss said. "To hear something like that happen just houses down from us is shocking, it's a little scary."
Moss offered his condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the Clark family and said he hopes that the person responsible for the crime will be found.
If you have any information, you can call deputies at 704-216-8700.