SACRAMENTO – The woman who allegedly discovered her roommate dead in their Fruitridge area residence Tuesday has been taken into custody, according to police. Linda Gabaldon, 45, was found to be breaching her parole terms according to the Sacramento Couty sheriff’s detectives. Sgt. Jason Ramos said she was arrested directly after her interview with the police.
Her arrest was not on suspicion of murder, according to Sgt. Ramos. Gabaldon’s roommate was Rebecca H. Brau, 53. The two women were in a domestic partnership. Gabaldon dialed the Sheriff’s Department briefly before 4p.m. Tuesday, claiming she had found her roommate’s dead body upon arrival to their residence at the 5900 block of Mascot Ave., near Fruitridge Rd. and Highway 99.
Police discovered the woman had suffered multiple gun shot wounds and was declared dead at the scene.
No signs of forced entry to the residence were discovered. Police beleive that Brau was shot approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, when a 911 call was received regarding gunshots in the area. Police responded but did not find any victims and were not flagged down.
When police lined the street after Brau’s body was found, a different 911 caller stated he had her gun shots the previous night, but didn’t feel the need to report it until he saw police action.
Shortly after the interrogation, Galbadon was arrested after being found guilty of encroaching her parole terms.
Gabaldon was on “post-realease community supervision.” This was developed as part of the state’s 2011 plan for realignment, which disseminated accountability to counties for lower-level offenders freed from prison, like Gabaldon.
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