Gun, knife, baseball bat found in murdered woman's home

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Gun, knife, baseball bat found in murdered woman's home

By Craig Smith. CREATED Dec 12, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police found a gun, a knife and a baseball bat in the home where someone killed 65 year old Linda Daley---and they've questioned a woman who's in jail right now.

No one is charged in Linda Daley's death but they did question a woman---and take DNA samples from her one day after a neighbor found Daley dead.

Search warrant documents show police found a gun, and  a bullet fragment in Linda Daley's house.

They also found a knife, and a baseball bat.

Documents do not make clear how Daley died.

Whoever killed the 65 year old woman did not take all her valuables.  Credit cards and 22 dollars in cash were still there.

There is another woman named in the documents.

"They were friends and had been for a long time," says Ellen Ida May Davis. She is a neighbor who says Linda Daley and the woman go back at least five years. KGUN9 News will not name the woman unless she is charged with killing Daley.
Police sampled the woman's DNA, and says they found mental health paperwork with her.
She's in jail now, but not for killing Linda Daley.  It's for breaking probation from a five year old aggravated assault when she stabbed the man who fathered her child.

KGUN9 reporter Craig Smith asked Ellen Davis: "There was nothing about this person that struck you as anything that would make her a danger to anyone?"

Davis: "Heck no. No. She was friendly.  She was working on getting her daughter back."
But records from the old stabbing case mention mental health problems and even include the woman complaining about mind control.
The order revoking the woman's probation and sending her to jail says one of the reasons was because she was not taking her meds. 
Police are not commenting on the case and where it may go from here.

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Craig enjoys using innovative writing and visuals to make difficult stories easier to understand. As a newsroom manager at KGUN 9, Craig was part of the team that won three best newscast awards from Arizona Associated Press