Davidsonville woman's death ruled a homicide

Woman, dog stabbed several times in home

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md (WMAR) -  

Life outside is going on, where Stan Wallis is spending a Sprig-like day in his yard.  Inside, neighbors on Royale Glen Court are wondering what happened up the hill.  

"It's been kind of busy.  They hauled some cars out and that type of thing.  They maintained surveillance for a while," said Wallis, who lives a few houses away.   

Now we know what went on inside the home where 37-yeaar-old Nicole Burgess lived was a homicide.  Anne Arundel County police say Burgess was stabbed multiple times, and so was her dog, a Pitbull Mix.  Police say the two killings are connected.  

"I'm very surprised.  It's a very quiet area.  Most people are very quiet, laid back," said Wallis.  "She had a little cooper and she'd scoot back and forth in that," he said.  

The cars are out of the driveway now.  Police were called to the home last Friday, after two friends found Burgess and her dog.  In the past week, neighbors say they have been interviewed.  Some hinted at a motive, but police aren't saying.  

The news of the homicide comes just a day after Burgess was laid to rest.  Police say they don't know yet if the incident was random or targeted.  

Neighbors don't seem concerned, on this street where news like this never happens.

"I'm not worried about it.  It was contained up there and we've had no problems other than that," said Wallis.  

Anyone with information could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.  You're asked to call Metro Crimestoppers: 1-866-7LOCKUP.  

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