GREECE, N.Y. -- A peaceful Monday on Strathmore Drive in Greece was overshadowed by a grim reminder of a discovery made Sunday morning.
"Pretty shocking," Sylvia Vogt said. "To be honest with you, I really didn't know what was going on, but I assumed the worst."
Vogt lives across the street from the two-story home where Jessica Newell-Mitchell was found. Greece Police said 911 received a call around 11:30 a.m. by a man reporting Mitchell's body was inside.
"It was very bizarre, it's still quite surreal," Vogt continued.
Vogt said she knew the 38-year-old better than anyone on the block. As a single mom herself, Vogt said she took it upon herself to watch out for Mitchell.
"She was a great mom, always busy trying to make a life for her and her daughter," Vogt said.
For those just saw Mitchell in passing, they said her death still hits close to home.
"She was a neighbor on my street and it was still disturbing none-the-less," Deb Hawley said.
Hawley said the more than 12-hour police investigation on Sunday, with answers taking more than 24 hours to surface, kept them all on edge.
"There have been frequent car break-ins within the last week and month, and some houses as well," Hawley said. "So, the whole day was very nerve-racking."
Even though police have determined there was no foul play involved, neighbors are left suspicious.
"It just didn't make any sense," Maricela Guzman said. "There was a lot of activity that wasn't connecting and we wanted answers."
It's starting conversations on how anything can happen anywhere.
"I think we just have to pray that all this madness, all this stuff that keeps happening doesn't continue to occur," Guzman said. "That there is still good out there."
As police wait for the toxicology report from the medical examiner's office, questions linger, but neighbors said whatever happened won't overshadow Mitchell’s shining personality.
"She was a joyful person," Vogt said. "It's just sad to have her go in such a sudden way like this."