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DeRush said she and her husband hadn’t heard anything until their dog, Sparky, woke them up and they heard the sound of vehicles outside.
“We watched from that point for an hour or so out the window and saw cops everywhere,” she said.
DeRush said her husband spoke with one of the police officers at one point.
She said they saw someone being taken away by ambulance and then two females were placed in a police vehicle.
“Right next door,” she said. “This is crazy. … I just hate to see any of this anywhere.”
DeRush said police were still on the scene when she and her husband went back to bed at about 2 a.m.
She said a man, woman and two daughters live in the house but they don’t know the family well.
“They’ve always been ones to stay to themselves and we do the same,” she said.
Sarnia police are asking with information about the incident to call the criminal investigations branch Information line at 519-344-8861 ext. 5300, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Thursday’s homicide investigation follows the death of a Sarnia man on the weekend. Luis Hernandez, 26, was taken from a townhouse complex on Wellington Street to hospital Saturday evening, where he died, Sarnia police said. Timothy Noj, 32, was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder.