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Deputies responded to calls of naked woman climbing tree, only to discover a murder: Authorities

 
Sheree Latoya Williams murdered a woman, deputies said. (Mugshot: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

Sheree Latoya Williams murdered a woman, deputies said. (Mugshot: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies said they were responding to a call about a naked woman climbing a tree, only for them to discover a murder scene. Sheree Latoya Williams, 34, was charged with first-degree murder on Sunday, records show.

Authorities¬†in Palm Beach County, Florida, claim her landlord called them about Williams, in authorities’ words, “running around naked.” She allegedly fled on foot, but deputies claimed to find a woman dead on the floor inside Williams’ apartment. They redacted the victim’s name. She had a black cord around her neck, they said.

Authorities claimed to find Williams, wearing only green underwear, hiding in a canal drainage pipe on West Scottsdale Road North, approximately 0.3 of a mile from the crime scene.

“As Sheree emerged from the canal and was detained, she exclaimed people were trying to kill her and that there were demons in the sky,” deputies wrote.

The landlord told investigators that before this incident, he would have described Williams, who lived in the unit with her 8-year-old son, as a nice person.

But on Friday, she allegedly called the landlord, asking him to come to her unit because she was seeing things. She allegedly also said she was having a panic attack.

The landlord said he found her, in the sheriff’s office’s words, “standing upright trembling.”

“They are trying to kill me,” Williams allegedly said. “I don’t know why those people are trying to kill me.”

The landlord said he told her everything was fine and he returned home, documents said. The situation tragically escalated over the weekend, however.

A man who knew Williams said she suffered from mental illness and did not always take her medications. The defendant allegedly told this neighbor that she had left Broward County, Florida, because a person, whose identity is redacted from the affidavit, was trying to have her institutionalized.

Speaking to authorities post-Miranda, Williams allegedly said she strangled the victim to death with a black cellphone charging cord.

But on Friday, she allegedly called the landlord, asking him to come to her unit because she was seeing things. She allegedly also said she was having a panic attack.

Williams remains at the Main Detention Center without bond on Monday.

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