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Elizabeth Barraza - Surveillance video captures murder TX

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    • Elizabeth Barraza was outside her Tomball home at 7am when she was killed
    • The shooter pulled up to her house just minutes after Barraza's husband left
    • They briefly exchanged words before Barraza was shot three times point blank
    • She fell to the ground and shooter stepped over her body to fire one more shot
    • Authorities still have no suspects and don't know if shooter was a man or woman

    Elizabeth 'Liz' Barraza, 29, was in her driveway setting up a garage sale when a black pickup truck pulled up and parked across the street.

    Surveillance footage captured the suspect, who appears to be a woman dressed in a light colored robe, getting out of the truck and quickly walking toward Barraza's home.

    The video shows Barraza appearing to freeze at the sight of the shooter and taking a step back when they approach her, exchanging a few words.

    Just eight seconds pass before the suspect lifts their arm and shoots her at point-blank rage, firing three times.
    Barraza falls to the ground and the suspect steps over her body and fires one more shot.

    The shooter is then seen sprinting back to the truck and speeding away from the scene.

    Barraza's husband Sergio Barraza had just left for work mere minutes before she was murdered.

    Surveillance footage shows him leaving the house at 6.48am. The shooter's truck pulled up to the home at 6.52am, according to ABC 13.

    Barraza's family said she planned the garage sale to make extra money for a trip she and Sergio were taking for their fifth wedding anniversary.



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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Wow. This is terrible.
    The killer had to have been sitting, watching, waiting for the husband to leave. Can't be coincidence that he pulled up 4 minutes after the husband left.
    Definitely targeted. Someone is not going to randomly pick a house to shoot a random woman and then run away. But who? Why?

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    New lead in murder of woman at Tomball garage sale

    Officials are working on new developments in the murder of a woman who was killed while setting up for a garage sale more than six months ago.

    On Jan. 25, 29-year-old Elizabeth Barraza was shot in her driveway in Tomball.

    Detectives say they are waiting on results of a warrant that they hope will break the case.

    Barraza's father stayed in close contact with the detective on the case, and says he's confident the case will soon be solved.

    "One of the messages that he wanted us to put out there is that he is still very actively investigating this case and right now he's waiting the results of a warrant that he thinks could possibly break the case," Barraza's father Bob Nuelle said.

    Crime Stoppers is offering up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the shooter. You can contact them anonymously at 713-222-TIPS.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Tomball woman's murder remains a mystery

    A Tomball woman’s murder was caught on camera, but 10 months later, Elizabeth Barraza’s killer has not been found.

    Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office have received dozens of tips, but now they’re hoping a new lead will help them identify a suspect.

    The morning of the murder, Barraza’s husband had just left for work before 7 a.m. Investigators believe the killer was already waiting in the neighborhood. A minute before the shooting, the killer drove past Liz Barraza’s house, parked and walked up the driveway wearing a disguise. Liz Barraza was shot and killed.

    “It was very quick, it was very calculated, very cold-blooded of how it was done,” said Michael Ritchie, a homicide investigator with Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

    Ritchie said his best clue is the suspect’s truck, a Nissan Frontier 4x4. Investigators were able to get several pieces of surveillance video from people living in the neighborhood and nearby businesses. The videos showed the truck in the neighborhood the night before and again after the murder.

    “I do believe that more than one person involved in this, and I do believe that there are some people out there that maybe have a suspicion that somebody they know might have been involved in this,” Ritchie said.

    However, he’s found no reason anyone would want to kill Liz Barraza. Ritchie’s ruled out robbery because nothing was taken. Now, he’s working on a new lead and has reached out to agencies like the Texas Rangers, but will only say this because of the ongoing investigation.

    “I do feel that it has a very good chance of revealing some positive information that could lead to identifying a suspect,” Ritchie said.

    Her father still wears a #JusticeForLiz armband everywhere he goes. A reminder to him of the one question he wants answered: Who killed his daughter?

    “She didn’t deserve this. She didn’t do anything to deserve this,” Nuelle said.

    After looking at the video, investigators believe the killer could be a man or a woman. There’s a $20,000 reward at Crime Stoppers of Houston because of a donation from Peter Mayhew’s foundation. He played Chewbacca in Star Wars. If you can help, call (713) 222-TIPS.

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