Friends: Murder victim 'touched many lives'

By Conor Mooney

July 10, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Friends remember the woman killed by her neighbor in Johnson City as someone who always wanted to do the right thing regardless of the situation.

They were shocked to learn of her death.

Police found Patricia LaCaprara, 50, dead Monday in her Brown Street home.

They say the man living above her, Christopher Davis, 43, killed her.

Autopsy results show LaCaprara died from severe head trauma.

LaCaprara's co-workers at Wilson Medical Center, where she would have celebrated her 25th employee anniversary Aug 1, released a statement Wednesday, saying how they will remember her.

"She was an exceptional person at work and outside of work, because she always strived to do the right thing no matter how difficult the situation.

"She was a role model for everyone she worked with, which gained her the tremendous respect of staff and physicians alike.

"Her hard work and dedication to her job were always with patient safety and quality outcomes in mind. Even though she did not have direct patient contact, she touched many lives for the better.

"We want the world to know how much she will be missed. Her spirit and energy cannot be replaced."

The investigation is on-going.

Davis waved his preliminary hearing earlier this week, allowing the case to be presented to a Broome County grand jury.