(UPDATE - 2/1/2014) Baltimore City Police identified victim as Kimberly Leto from the 400 Block of S. Ellwood Ave.
Baltimore police discovered a 51-year-old woman's body around 7:30 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Ellwood Avenue.
An absolute shock is how Michael Janelsins reacted to hearing that the woman was found dead just a few doors down from him.
"You would never think that there would be a murder on your block, no matter where you live really," Janelsins said.
Police said the woman's body showed signs of trauma. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to release the results of an autopsy in the coming weeks.
Janelsins said he was leaving for work around the time police discovered the body.
"I didn't notice any activity whatsoever on the block. ... I didn't hear a sound," Janelsins said.
He's not the only one who didn't hear a sound.
One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said she's not exactly frightened by this discovery.
"Things just to me are not adding up," she said.
She's said one reason she's so skeptical has to do with the number of neighbors with dogs.
"One would think if it was a burglary in the middle of the night or even the early morning hours, that would trigger some noise. Especially with it being somebody ended up dying. There would be an altercation that would make sound, triggering dogs to bark," the neighbor told ABC2.
Police say the investigation has just begun and any comment about exactly what happened would be speculation.
Even as they work to figure it out, neighbors say it's confirmation to keep doing what they're doing.
"When you move into any city, there are concerns about crime and safety but we try to take all that into consideration and just be smart," Aubrey Tardy, who lives a few blocks away, said.