DETROIT -

Detroit police are investigating the beating death of a 49-year-old woman. Michelle Bass was found Saturday lying unresponsive on a sofa in a home in the 14800 block of Terry Street.

She was later pronounced dead.

Neighbors continue to wait for answers of what unfolded inside this home on Detroit's West Side. A makeshift memorial with stuff animals, flowers and candles sits out front of the home where Bass was brutally attacked. Neighbors say Michelle was a squatter in the home.

The victim's cousin who didn't want to talk on camera, but told Local 4 that Bass used to live with her. The woman says she tried to get Bass to move back in, but she didn't want to.

She now regrets that she didn't do more to bring her cousin back home with her. And wonders who could have killed her cousin and why.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the homicide department at 313-596-2260.