The woman who reportedly found her roommate dead in their Fruitridge area home Tuesday has been taken into custody, authorities said.
Sacramento County sheriff's detectives found Linda Gabaldon, 45, to be in violation of the terms of her parole and arrested her after questioning, said Sgt. Jason Ramos.
She was not arrested on suspicion of murder, he said.
Gabaldon's roommate was identified Wednesday as Rebecca H. Brau, 53.
The two women were in a domestic relationship, Ramos said.
Gabaldon called the Sheriff's Department shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, saying she had returned to her home on the 5900 block of Mascot Avenue, near Fruitridge Road and Highway 99, to find her roommate dead, he said.
Deputies found the woman with several gunshot wounds, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ramos said there were no signs of forced entry to the home. Detectives believe Brau likely was shot about 9:30 p.m. Monday, when a 911 caller reported gunshots heard in the area. Deputies searched the neighborhood but did not find any victims and were not hailed down, so they left, Ramos said.
When deputies filled the street after the victim's discovery, another 911 caller said he had heard gunshots the night before, Ramos said. The caller said he didn't feel the need to report them until he saw the police activity the next day, Ramos said.
Early in the investigation, detectives detained Gabaldon for questioning. They later arrested her after finding her in violation of her parole, Ramos said.
Gabaldon was on "post-release community supervision." The "PRCS" status was created as part of the state's 2011 realignment plan, which gave counties responsibility for lower-level offenders released from prison, like Gabaldon, as well as some jail inmates who previously would have been sentenced to prison.
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