Joyce Medina

New video released in killing of beloved college student: Family desperate for answers as authorities offer reward

A $5,000 reward is being offered in connection with the unsolved murder of a Texas college student whose killers may have been recorded in a newly released video, KSAT-TV reports.

Authorities have made public a video showing what they believe is the suspects’ vehicle fleeing the scene of the crime. On March 5, 2017, 27-year-old Joyce Medina was fatally gunned down in her own home.

Medina was with her family at the time when an unknown person knocked on the front door and fired multiple shots into the house. Bullets struck Medina in the neck and chest, and she later died while undergoing surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

A younger brother was also shot but survived.

Investigators believe three men are responsible for the killing, at least two who were in their teens or early 20s. The third is believed to have been waiting in the getaway vehicle, a red pickup truck, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

To report information about the case, call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-7867. A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone who reports information leading to an arrest.

Medina was set to graduate from the College of Education at Texas A&M-San Antonio that year.

“It’s not fair that somebody’s life was cut short for no apparent reason,” Joyce’s brother, Christian Sandoval, told WOAI-TV.  “Put yourself in our shoes, in our situation, so if you do know anything, if you have any information, if you know who they are, just come forward, tell us.

“I’m hoping now with this new information, somebody out there knows and somebody out there will come forward,” Sandoval said.

[Feature Photo: Joyce Medina/Handout]