This is apparently the second *death of a young lady in the same neighborhood within the past three months. http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime/15-...in-LaPlace-earl-Sunday-morning-111347709.html 15-year-old LaPlace girl found beaten to death in bed by Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Posted on December 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM LAPLACE, LA A woman returning home from a night at work as a security guard found her 15-year-old daughter beaten to death in her own bedroom early Sunday, a discovery that shocked and stunned a quiet neighborhood and had friends of Taylor Adams grasping for answers. I was shocked, said Marcus Wren, a friend. I didnt believe it at first. Adams had spent the night alone in the home occupied by her and her mother in the 2500 block of Yorktown Drive. Her mother worked the night shift, coming home at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and making the grisly discovery. The two had last talked just the night before around 9 p.m. Deputies said Adams was found bloodied and unresponsive. They say she was beaten to death in her own bedroom and that there was no sign of forced entry to the home, no sign of robbery and no evidence that she had been sexually assaulted. Thats her only child, exclaimed neighbor Mary Fortado. Shes been through a lot with her, raising her by herself. Its sad. Adams was a student at Riverside Academy. The school issued a statement talking about the loss and asking for privacy for the students and Adams relatives. They said grief counselors would be on hand Monday for anyone who needs to talk. Neighbor Addie Tezeno said Adams mother is now staying with other family members. It was like it was happening in my house, she said. Were close. It could have been one of mine. I'm ready to move, exclaimed Fortado. You don't see stuff in this neighborhood like that. It's just a quiet neighborhood. Fortado said she saw Adams late Saturday night, walking to her house with one of her friends. Fortado said it's the second death in the neighborhood in three months - a 17-year-old girl was found dead in a nearby canal in September. It's early on in the investigation, said St. John Parish spokesman Dane Clement, We still have a lot of unanswered questions.