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On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Deputy P.J. Watson and Officer Maria Richards canvassed Kimberly Pace's neighborhood on Jackson Avenue. The neighbors were questioned about anything they might have seen during the likely time of the murder – the night of September 24, 2011 or the early morning hours of September 25, 2011 – or any other time leading up to the murder. The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.


Name: Serena Falk
Address
: Jackson Arms Apartments, Unit #1, Jackson Avenue

Ms. Falk reported she had borrowed some decorating books from Kimberly Pace a few days prior to the murder. Ms. Falk said that, when she saw Dr. Pace arrive home at approximately 9:30 p.m. on September 24, 2011, she went over to Dr. Pace's residence to return the books. Ms. Falk said she arrived at Dr. Pace's residence at approximately 9:40 p.m. and gave the books to Dr. Pace. Ms. Falk reported that Dr. Pace seemed distracted and hurriedly took the books and thanked her, then closed the door. Ms. Falk speculated Dr. Pace might have been upset or worried about something, that perhaps she had someone there in the house or on the phone that she had to get back to. Ms. Falk said she thought she would talk to Dr. Pace the next day.

When asked if she saw anything or anyone suspicious the night of September 24, 2011, Ms. Falk said she did not. She did report that she saw a boy on a bike the next morning, September 25, 2011, but she could not identify the boy.

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Name: Linda Alden
Address: 1591 Jackson Avenue

Mrs. Alden said she is a widow and lives alone. She stated that she is given to bouts of insomnia and is often awake during the early hours of the morning. She said she is also a participant in the Neighborhood Watch program set up in this area and so is accustomed to keeping an eye on things.

Mrs. Alden reported that she saw Kimberly Pace arrive home at approximately 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011. She saw Dr. Pace pull her car into her driveway and go directly into her house. She reported that she did not see Dr. Pace exit her house again that evening.

Later that night, sometime around 11:00 p.m., Mrs. Alden reported that she heard a loud motorcycle engine. When she went to the window, she stated she saw a young man she believed to be the victim's estranged boyfriend sitting in front the Pace residence and watching the house. After several minutes, the man sped away.

Mrs. Alden stated that, at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 25, 2011, she saw the victim's sister and two friends arrive and let themselves into the Pace residence. Within the next approximately 20-25 minutes, Mrs. Alden said she saw two marked police cars, an Animal Control van, and other official-looking vehicles arrive at the Pace residence and she knew something horrible had happened.

Mrs. Alden also noted that, on several occasions prior to the murder, she had seen a young man, one she does not know by name, who seemed to be peering in windows at Dr. Pace's home. On one occasion, she stated she called the police about the young man but, by the time they arrived, he was gone.

When asked, Mrs. Alden said she did see a boy riding his bike the morning of Sunday, September 25, 2011. She identified the boy as Jacob Hunter, the son of attorney Patricia Hunter, who works at the law office next door to Mrs. Alden's home. She stated that the boy often accompanied his mother to work on weekends and rode his bike while he waited for her.

Name: George Kim
Address: 1588 Jackson Avenue

Mr. Kim said he noticed nothing really unusual. He stated he did notice Arthur Beck, neighbor of the victim, out in his backyard at approximately 9:00 p.m. He said that Mr. Beck's floodlights were on and he could occasionally hear the clang of a hoe or shovel. Mr. Kim said that was not unusual for Mr. Beck to garden after dark, as Mr. Beck seems obsessed by his gardening and has been known to garden late into the night since the installation of the floodlights.

Mr. Kim said he believed he saw Kimberly Pace's car parked in her drive at approximately 10:00 p.m., but did not recall seeing or hearing Dr. Pace arrive at or leave her residence. When asked, Mr. Kim stated he did not think Mr. Beck was still gardening at the time Mr. Kim noticed Dr. Pace's car.

Mr. Kim stated he was not feeling well the night of September 24, 2011, and took a double dosage of Nyquil® that night. He said he heard what had happened to Kimberly Pace through other neighbors the next morning.

Name: Gina Taylor
Address: 1586 Jackson Avenue

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