By CBSBoston.com Staff

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – A K-9 police dog barked as it sniffed around a dumpster Wednesday, behind the Framingham apartment building where 28-year-old Jasmyn Beatty’s body was discovered Tuesday morning.

Neighbors said they heard something suspicious overnight.

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“My parents heard a little bit of like screaming, someone talking loud, and the knocking on the door,” said Lauren Albrigo.

Jasmyn Beatty’s apartment where she was found murdered in Framingham. (WBZ-TV)

Beatty’s door is now covered with yellow crime tape, and detectives have scanned the property outside, carrying evidence bags, and taking pictures.

“It was like a State Police, Framingham Police convention here,” said neighbor Alan Beauchamp.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Beatty suffered “obvious trauma” in what’s being treated as an apparent homicide. Neighbors say she was quiet, kind, and lived alone.

“I kind of knew her because she had a dog, and I always pet her dog,” said Albrigo.

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“It’s sad, it’s really sad,” said Michael Jakutis.

Jasmyn Beatty (Facebook photo)

He and other neighbors said they’re more concerned about the lack of security at their building now than they’ve ever been. The Halstead Apartments complex sits on busy Route 9.

Residents say the door is often left ajar, and there are no security cameras inside or outside.

“The buzzer’s broken, so anybody can just go in there,” said Jakutis. “Could’ve been any of us that live here, so let’s pray for the family and friends.”

Police search a dumpster outside a Framingham apartment where Jasmyn Beatty was murdered. (WBZ-TV)

A spokesperson for TJX said Beatty worked for the company for “many years.”

We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Jasmyn Beatty and send our most heartfelt condolences to Jasmyn’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Jasmyn was valued member of our TJX family for many years, and her passing is a terrible loss to all of us at TJX, especially those who worked with her every day.

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Authorities are asking anyone who “saw anything unusual” in the area of the apartment complex to call police at 508-532-5911 or 508-872-1212.

CBSBoston.com Staff