SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Jose police are searching for a man in connection with the murder of his wife, who was found unconscious Friday morning in her home on Evangeline Drive.

The woman, identified by family as Patricia Nosenzo, was found after 911 dispatchers received a call from her home on the 6100 block of Evangeline Drive just after 5:30 a.m., according to Officer Jose Garcia.

The dispatcher could not hear anyone on the line, and no one answered when dispatchers tried calling back several times.

Officers arrived at the residence at 6:19 a.m., and found the front door closed but unlocked, Garcia said. They were confronted by two aggressive dogs, and called animal control officers for assistance.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

After the dogs were taken into custody, the officers found the victim on the floor, unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Homicide investigators are now searching for Troy Edward Nosenzo, 50, of San Jose, who is suspected of killing the victim before fleeing the area. He is thought to be driving a gray 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with a California license plate of 8L70015.

“Patricia is a wonderful woman, a very wonderful woman, she didn’t deserve this,” said Patricia’s neice Tanya Baubin, who used to stay with the family at the San Jose home. “I looked at him as a good man, now I look at him as scum.”

Baubin said she the couple had a volatile relationship, but she didn’t think their marriage would end like this.

“Just turn yourself in,” she pleaded.

The homicide is San Jose’s 41st this year.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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