Friends remember woman found dead in SW ABQ

Created: 07/08/2014 4:35 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

There are still many questions surrounding the death of 53-year-old Danette Webb. Those who know her say they want whoever is responsible for her death caught, but they also want people to remember her for her compassionate, caring life.

“It was just disbelief and still I expect her to walk in the door and just…that it didn't really happen,” Noon Day ministries director Danny Whatley said.

Webb served the homeless at Noon Day for years, and those who knew her sat she made everyone a friend.

“She had the prettiest smile I ever seen, and was an awesome lady. She had a heart of gold,” Eric Ketchum said.

They say she had a way of melting anger.

“She always showed compassion - especially for those who it was hard to receive compassion, she just loved,” Whatley said.

Noon Day wasn’t the only place she spread love and compassion. Sunday, friends and neighbors lit candles and released balloons at a vigil honoring her life.

“I really think there are angels on earth here and I think she was one of them,” one person there said.

Webb touched many through her work and community service.

Police won’t say if they have any leads in her case, but many who loved her believe she died while trying to help someone.

“I just hope they find out who did that to her…that was awful. She had that heart and maybe she brought the wrong person home, that's the only thing I can think of - I just hope they catch him,” Ketchum said.

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