The victim in this movie is only onscreen for a moment and the actress doesn't receive a screen credit or IMDb listing. She looks very familiar to me. I think it might be Lenita Lane. I saw her recently in a couple of Charlie Chan pictures. Someone has been kind enough to post Home Sweet Homicide on YouTube. Have a look. Do you know Mrs. Sanford?
"Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency."