Few answers in police investigation of Pasco home

PASCO, Wash. - Pasco police swarmed around a house on 9th Street early Sunday.

It's not your ideal wake-up call.

"I was woken up around 8:30-9 o'clock, a whole bunch of detectives were at our doors, trying to figure out what was going on across the street--if we heard anything," says Esmeralda Luevanos.

Her and her family learned the police had been on the scene since about two o'clock Sunday morning.
And not just cops; crime scene investigators and evidence detectives.

Units from at least three separate Tri-City law-enforcement agencies lined the street outside the house. The only thing we know for sure is a lot of the neighbors have questions.

"That was a little scary because we didn't know what was going on, but when we found out it was a homicide, then we're like, okay, now we know why they're trying to investigate," Esmeralda says.

Other neighbors we spoke with say they saw a body laying in the front yard. We also saw detectives going door to door throughout the neighborhood. We tried getting some answers while on the scene.
No one could help and we were referred to Franklin County Dispatch.

Police have yet to return my phone calls, so just what happened at the house is still a bit of a mystery.

"They asked me my full name, my date of birth, if we had any other adults in the house, if we heard anything late at night," Esmeralda continued.

She says despite the uncertainty and the troubling circumstances, she still feels safe in her home.

"I mean, there's crime everywhere, you know. Whether you like it or not, there's going to be bad people everywhere, so either you can adapt to it and get use to it, or you can get scared and move far away," she says.

We will continue updating this store as we learn more.