At Daniel Dubois' home.
Gayle Annette Waller, 59, told Port Arthur detectives that she and Dubois got into an argument on Saturday, October 26.
Waller told investigators it escalated and that Dubois struck her with an object in the stomach. She said she then grabbed a 10-inch kitchen knife and stabbed Dubois twice in the chest.
She said he fell on the couch and died.
A week later, his brother David visited Daniel's home to find the unimaginable.
"When I got to the home the door was open and I could smell the odor," David Dubois said of Saturday November 2, the day he found his brother dead.
David called police immediately. That was an entire week after the apparent murder.
An affidavit reveals after leaving Dubois' body wrapped in a blanket for "a couple of days" Waller tied the blanket in a knot using it to drag the body to a back storage room.
Authorities confirm Waller stayed at the home the entire week.
"She's obviously mentally unstable, it's just a bizarre thing anybody could do," David said.
How she could have lived in the house is unclear to both family and authorities. Human Decomposition Experts say the foul odor would become evident within a couple of days.
Though the blanket may have covered some of it. Also, a person surrounded by the smell could become used to it.
No one who knew Daniel Dubois believes he should have suffered the death he did.
"He loved his family, sons and his granddaughter. He was an all over friendly guy," David said of his brother Daniel.
Preliminary autopsy results are expected to be released early Tuesday.
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