Domestic violence counselors in both Stockton and Sacramento have noticed that as husbands and wives struggle more and more to make ends meet, they're starting to take their frustration out on each other...The Women's Center of San Joaquin County said since August, its domestic violence cases are up 12 percent, due in large part the director figures to the growing number of families losing their homes -- or close to losing their homes -- through foreclosure.From News10 (video):
One woman who was interviewed by KCRA 3 and did not want her name used, said for two years she owned a home with her now ex-husband, but when the payments went from $1,700 to $2,300 a month, he started to change.
Less than a year ago, the house at 16671 Ore Claim Trail in Lathrop sold for $650,000, but neighbors say they never saw anyone move in. Three weeks ago, the lender filed a notice of default against the owner...who owes about $100,000 more than the home is worth...And on Monday night, an unusually violent fire blew out the windows of the home before the first firefighters arrived. Inside, they found the body of an unidentified man.
A source inside the San Joaquin County sheriff's department told News10 the man found dead inside the burned house was not the property owner. A spokesman for the department would only say the case is being handled by homicide detectives.