Macon police investigating after woman found dead in apartment

A Macon woman was discovered dead Monday afternoon inside her apartment at Murphy Homes.

A boyfriend called the Macon police about 3:15 p.m. after finding his girlfriend, 34-year-old Erica Jackson, dead in her apartment at 2410 B Street, according to the police.

Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said the boyfriend, whose name has not been released, went to Jackson’s apartment to check on her after she did not report to work.

Jackson’s body had obvious signs of foul play, police said.

“It’s being investigated as a homicide,” Hofmann said.

Police are not saying how she died. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said an autopsy is scheduled for today.

Hofmann said police have a person of interest in the killing.

Crime scene tape cordoned off Jackson’s two-story brick apartment building late Monday afternoon.

Saketha Foster, a neighbor, said she didn’t know anything was amiss until a police detective knocked on her door shortly after 3 p.m.

She said she didn’t know her neighbor well, but said Jackson has five children who are out of town visiting a relative.

Foster said Jackson worked at Macy’s Retirement Center on Houston Avenue.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.