A woman found dead inside a two-family home in North Andover Saturday had apparently been strangled, according to the Essex County district attorney's office.
Police say the upstairs neighbor found the woman, identified as 49-year-old Wendi Rose Davidson, in the basement of the Lincoln Street home.
The neighbor reportedly alerted Davidson's brother, whom she lived with. The brother then called police.
According to the Essex County district attorney's office, Davidson was strangled; however, an autopsy is underway to confirm the cause of death.
Investigators executed search warrants on Davidson's apartment and car, which was located at Choice Fitness, a short distance away from her home.
Authorities do not believe this was a random act. The incident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.
NBC10 Boston was able to speak with Davidson's son over the phone, where he said that the family is all together and grieving "as best they can." He said the family will hold off on commenting until they find out information about a suspect.
One neighbor described the neighborhood as peaceful and family-friendly, adding the ongoing police investigation's presence was hard to fathom.
"It's crazy, it's unbelievable, I'm mean, it's such a quiet neighborhood," he said.
Another neighbor said that she was a quiet woman, who lived in the house with her brother.
"She kept to herself," he said. "She was quiet. Really nice woman. I was looking for a job recently and she actually helped me out with the job opportunity so that was really sweet of her. Aside from that she kept to herself most of the time."