Both friends spoke on the call to police. The first of the two said he saw her on the floor next to the couch.
The dispatcher asked if she was breathing.
“No she’s not, man,” said the first friend, crying. “There’s blood on the floor. I don’t know what the hell happened … who would do this to her?”
The friends checked for a pulse at the request of the dispatcher, and the caller said she felt “cold.”
The second friend was handed the phone, and the dispatcher asked if there were any weapons around, and he said, “There’s a single bullet casing on the floor next to her head.” There were no weapons around her, he said.
The two friends were questioned by detectives, and investigators have interviewed about 20 people in total, said Fairfield police spokesman Officer Doug Day.
When Lobono’s neighbor was told about her friend’s death, she said, “I cried.”
She recalled how they “would sit out back for hours” and talked as they watched their dogs play.
“She absolutely loved my dog, my German Shepherd,” the neighbor said.
This is the third death this week at the Villages of Wildwood. Monday night, a man crashed his pickup truck into the lake at the corner of Chapel Hill Drive and Brittany Lane, about 90 minutes after an apartment complex employee called 911 to report he was driving recklessly on the grass and around the lake. Morance Harrison Sr., 35, and his daughter, Nena Harrison, 6, drowned in the pond. Harrison Sr.’s son, Morance Harrison Jr., 4, survived the crash.
Day said there is no indication Monday’s accident night is connected to Lobono’s death.