Neighbors react to slaying

Posted at: 06/20/2013 5:36 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Three roommates say they live a floor away from 19-year-old Joseph Bibiano and the girlfriend deputies say he killed.

“I would talk to them here and they're just being neighborly and whatnot,” Danny Baca said.

Wednesday night, as deputies swarmed Sycamore Village apartments, they were shocked at what they saw and heard.

"I saw the cops outside with the guns and everything," Timothy Gurule said.  "We had heard the rumors start floating around that they found a body in the apartment," Baca said.

Deputies kept residents inside overnight. "'We have a situation,' that's all they'd tell us. 'Go back in your house,' that's all they would tell us," Baca said.

For hours, they worried about what happened.

"This is a little out of the ordinary but the cops have been here a few times before," Baca said.

Now, learning why they were kept in the dark, they say it's worse than they expected.

"When we first met them they seemed to really like each other and everything," Gurule said.