Woman found dead in Tacoma apartment


by OWEN LEI / KING 5 News & KING5.com staff


Posted on February 14, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 14 at 7:17 AM

TACOMA, Wash. - A homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in a Tacoma apartment on Saturday, police say.

Family members identify the woman as Bridget "Ginny" Thomas, 49.

"I lost my mind, I lost it, because I loved her," said Dr. Joy Thomas Rogers, Ginny's aunt.

Thomas' body was found before 10 a.m. in the apartment in the 1300 block of S. 8th St., according to Detective Gretchen Aguirre. The building landlord said she'd only been living there for a few months.

Rogers and her daughter entered Thomas' home Sunday evening to retrieve photos and other belongings.

"The pain is just so fresh, that  she's no longer here,"  said Rogers, "that I could come here and go into her house, and she's not here, that hurts."

No arrests have been made and there are no suspects.

While investigators have not said how Ginny died, they do say it was suspicious enough to warrant a homicide investigation.

And that baffles Thomas' family, who said Ginny was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who grew up in Florida but had lived in Tacoma for 25 years.

"Your guess is as good as mine.  She was a well-loved girl.  Her family loved her, and we're certainly going to  miss her," said Rogers.

Anyone who may have seen unusual activity recently around Thomas' apartment is asked to call Tacoma Police.