ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- It’s been more than a year since 53-year-old Danette Webb was found dead in her Southwest Albuquerque home. No arrests have been made and her friends fear memories of her fade by the day.
“The way that they did it, I try not to think about it”, said Debbie DiSanti.
It was June 30th, 2014 when Webb’s naked and bound body was discovered. It’s an image DiSanti, says she can’t shake.
DiSanti said, “It wasn’t a matter of somebody passing on, she was just taken from us and it was brutal and it was horrible.”
When those dark memories surface she tries to hold onto to the happy ones instead, like the last time they saw each other.
“She hugged me when she left and said goodbye dear friend, and I said, you know what, you’re my family, you’re my friend and I don’t need anybody else”, said DiSanti.
And DiSanti says now that she’s gone Webb is the one who needs her, more than ever.
On Saturday, she and Webb’s friends set up a new memorial in her honor, at the entrance to the Westgate Dog Park. It’s where Webb used to walk her beloved dogs. There are candles, a peace sign and flowers from DiSanti’s garden, where she and Webb used to pass the hours together. And a picture showing Webb’s favorite pose.
“I’ll always remember her like that, with her arms wide open, ready to hold you,” DiSanti said.
A display of her compassionate and giving soul.
“She cared, she would talk to anybody, she shared anything she had”, said DiSanti.
Now DiSanti hopes others will share what they have. She says someone out there knows what happened and she hopes this memorial, and her pleas, will take root deep down in someone’s conscience.
“It just doesn’t make sense, and I want to know why, why they did that to my friend and what did they get out of it,” DiSanti said.
There are still many questions surrounding Webb’s death. An autopsy report showed she had scrapes and bruises on her body and two fractured ribs. But there were no lethal injuries and her manner and cause of death was listed as undetermined.
KRQE News 13 reached out to APD for an update on the investigation, to see if police have any leads, but didn’t hear back Saturday.