Police investigate unattended death on Weld Street

July 11, 2018 07:11 AM

News10NBC is waiting to learn more about what caused the death of a Rochester woman found in the backyard of a home on Weld Street Tuesday. 

Her daughter identified her as Aronda McKnight. 

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The Rochester Police Department is calling this case an unattended death but the victim's family is questioning how she was killed and how her body ended up behind that house.

Shereka Hill says this doesn't make sense to her.

"She got along well with everybody," Hill said. "She was outgoing, she was funny, everybody loved her - kids, everybody. Anything she could do to help you, she would help you, you know."

Hill says McKnight had rented an apartment in the house on Weld Street with her boyfriend up until two weeks ago. Police are not calling McKnight's death a homicide.

"At this point, we're investigating the circumstances and all we're calling this is an unattended death investigation," said Rochester Police Captain Michael Callari.

Hill and other family members told News10NBC that they want to know how McKnight died, claiming her boyfriend has a long history of domestic violence.

"That was her man and she loved him...I can't say nothing else about that. I ain't like him, but she loved him," adds Hill. 

Stay with News10NBC for more updates on this developing story. 


Lynette Adams

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