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The bizarre case unfolded Tuesday in a gated West Natomas neighborhood that boasts million-dollar homes and some of the city's most prominent residents –
At issue is a 3,361-square-foot home on Clubside Lane that sold in 2006 for $865,000, assessor's records show. Neighbors say the home has been on the market seven times since then and that the last owner moved out more than a year ago.
It's been vacant ever since.That all changed over the weekend, when lights suddenly came on and a middle-aged couple started moving stuff in.
As the investigation continued, Wood learned that the home had been purchased at auction last Thursday by Aurora Loan Services Inc. of Littleton, Colo., and that Aurora did not know who Phillis Powers was or why someone was living in the home.
"They said the place should be empty," said police spokesman Norm Leong.
A bank spokeswoman referred calls to Aurora's parent company, Lehman Brothers Bank. (Aurora's Web site states that it is not part of the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.). A spokeswoman at Lehman Brothers Bank did not return a call.