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Murder victim's Mesa home attracts big crowds

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MESA, Ariz. -

A valley home is at the center of the most infamous murder case in the country right now. 

The former home of Travis Alexander and the same place where he was brutally killed by Jodi Arias.

Very little is known about the home, which is located in the far east valley, but over the past few days, it's been at the center of Arias' testimony.

Prosecutors are grilling her about the day she killed her boyfriend in the bathroom of the home.

It looks like every other home on the street, yet it's been attracting big crowds lately.

"There is a lot of traffic around here," said Linda Bradley.

Ruth Escobar added, "All of the people come up and start filming and coming to see where the house is...I feel bad for our neighbors.  They practically have to hide from people coming around their house."

According to property records, another family bought the 3,500 square foot house in 2009 -- the year after Travis was killed there.

"I know they got a great deal on it because of the situation," said Escobar.

"They didn't know up until closing dates a couple weeks before closing..they thought someone had just come in and vandalized the house," said Bradley.

Bradley went inside the home, back when it was on the market.

"It just looked like a typical home, carpet was cut up, all that stuff was removed, there was a section cut out of the wall..other than that, just fingerprint dust -- everything was just normal," she said.

She says it's hard to explain to all the children in the neighborhood why this home has been such a spectacle.

"We just tell them they're interested in the house.  My granddaughter just thinks that a bad lady who lived in the house," said Bradley.

A lot of the same neighbors who are there now were there back in 2008.  They knew Travis and they'd seen Jodi at his house before.


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