58-year-old woman's body found in laundry chute in home near 8th and Clarke

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a suspicious death that happened Thursday afternoon, October 6th.

Kaye Powell

Homicide near 8th and Clarke

Powell's family says she was in the process of moving. When her sister and nephew came to help her move, they found her body in a laundry chute. Exactly how her body ended up there is unclear.

"Just coming in today. I'm kind of shocked, like what happened," said Powell's neighbor. 

Powell's neighbor stands in disbelief.

"It's too close. It's scary because you never know what might happen," said Powell's neighbor.

Remembering a kind woman and friend...

"She's very nice, you always see her, she's always smiling, she's in her garden -- she loves her dog," said Powell's neighbor. 

She last saw Powell Saturday, and became worried when she wasn't answering her door.

"It's weird. That'st he last time I saw her was in the back in her garden," said Powell's neighbor.

As investigators piece together what happened, hoping to soon know more about her death.

"She was very warm, welcoming friend. It's a shock," said Powell's neighbor.

The circumstances surrounding Powell's death are unclear. The investigation is ongoing.