He thought he spied a man stealing his green city-provided trash can.
The homeowner confronted the man, who bolted. But then the homeowner looked inside the can and found a dead body.
Police have confirmed it was Ashley Moorhead, age 26, formerly of the 3200 block of Texas Avenue (i.e., just a block north of the Cherokee neighborhood).
She had been strangled. The investigation is ongoing, police say.
Here's where it happened: