Police in Texas have reportedly received limited leads after surveillance cameras caught last month’s shooting death of a Texas woman who was preparing for a garage sale in her driveway.
KHOU reported that investigators are now offering a $20,000 reward information regarding the January 25 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Barraza, 29, which occurred in front of her Tomball home. Surveillance cameras not only caught the entire shooting but the unidentified suspect fleeing the scene in a black, older model Nissan Frontier pickup truck.
According to ABC News, Harris County sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the suspect had driven up to Barraza’s home, walked to the driveway, and spoke with Barraza before brandishing a pistol and shooting her four times.
Barraza died a day after the shooting. Authorities said they still don’t know a motive.
The garage sale Barraza was reportedly preparing for the morning she was shot had been intended to finance an anniversary trip with her husband. The husband, Sergio Barraza, had reportedly left for work moments before Elizabeth was shot to death in the driveway.
“I had to trade our fifth anniversary for her funeral,” he told KHOU.
MOVING VIGIL: Liz Barraza was a huge Star Wars fan. Tonight friends and family lifted their light sabers in her honor. She was shot to death in her driveway a week ago today. No one has been arrested. https://t.co/2AqW6NmN9q #abc13 pic.twitter.com/0YteRYralk
— Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) February 2, 2019
The 29-year-old reportedly died at the same hospital where she and her husband dressed up as Star Wars characters to visit sick children. According to KTRK, friends and family raised lightsabers in her honor during a vigil this week.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Gonzalez asked residents to review their surveillance footage for a pickup truck on the morning of January 25. Investigators said the truck was caught on camera before Sergio left for work, suggesting the suspect waited to approach Elizabeth until she was alone.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information with the shooting death of Elizabeth Barraza can call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
[Featured image: Elizabeth Barraza/GoFundMe]