The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 37-year-old Rashida Anderson was missing over the weekend until police officials found her body in the backyard of her South Philly rowhouse on Monday. Authorities suspect the victim's son may have killed her and concealed her body for a few days, but they have not verified that he was a chief suspect.
Sergeant Jim Cooney of Philadelphia described the alleged murder of Rashida Anderson as "domestic" in nature. Anderson's son reported his mother was missing on Saturday, and police ended up finding her body behind their two-story brick house on Jackson Street. Michelle Wilson, one of their neighbors, said Anderson and her son were "ideal neighbors... this is the last [house] I would expect there to be trouble."