Deputies say a mysterious woman seen ringing a doorbell in the Sunrise Ranch neighborhood in Texas last week is safe following a ‘suspicious’ shooting.
This bizarre story is still unraveling, but the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm the woman’s safety Wednesday after they were called to a home on Sunrise Pines around 11 a.m.
A friend of the woman’s 48-year-old boyfriend told deputies he received a text message, which sparked a welfare check.
Authorities said the man was threatening to kill himself. By the time deputies made it to the home in the Sunrise Ranch subdivision, it was too late. The body of the man was found inside, where he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The man’s 32-year-old girlfriend, described as a white female from Dallas County living in the Montgomery County area, is confirmed by deputies to be the woman captured on a doorbell camera last Friday.
The half-naked woman spotted on surveillance video became the subject of a law enforcement investigation this week after she was recorded ringing doorbells in the middle of the night in the same small subdivision.
The woman appeared to be barefoot, wearing only a t-shirt, with what looked like restraints of some kind dangling from her wrist.
Deputies said the woman’s name will not be released because she is a victim of domestic violence, and that she is still being interviewed.
A suicide note written by the woman’s boyfriend was allegedly found inside the home, but deputies have not told us what the note said. This was the first time deputies had been called to the home, according to authorities.
What’s still unclear is whether the woman was being held against her will, and how deputies ultimately connected the victim in the doorbell video to this house.
Sheriff’s deputies spent part of the day blocking off access to the Sunrise Ranch subdivision.
Some neighbors told ABC13 they heard screaming and glass breaking early Wednesday before a flurry of law enforcement activity in their neighborhood.
Original article below:
Police in Texas are searching for a mystery woman who rang the doorbell of a Texas home in the dead of night, partially dressed and wearing what appeared to be broken restraints on both wrists.
The woman was captured on the surveillance camera of the house she rang in the Sunrise Ranch area of Montgomery, Texas, the Sheriff’s Office said.
In the video, the woman can be seen emerging from behind a bush next to the house, barefoot and wearing only a T-shirt and unknown items dangling from both of her wrists.
The woman walks to the front of the house and rings the doorbell. The video ends there.
A resident who lives in the area but does not wish to be identified told ABC News that the woman had rung the doorbell of several different neighbors, but by the time they answered their doors, she had disappeared.
“I’ve got a 9-year-old daughter at home. It worries me what’s going on in the neighborhood,” another neighbor, Branson Golson, told Houston ABC station KTRK.
Law enforcement canvassed the neighborhood, conducted a door-to-door check interviewing residents, and is currently reviewing surveillance camera footage from the area, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.
“Numerous citizens in the state and outside have sent missing persons flyers suggesting the women in the video is a missing person from their area,” the Sheriff’s Office added. “Deputies and Detectives are reviewing these flyers for any similarities, but as of now none are believed to be the women in the video.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is calling on anyone with information about the woman to contact them at 936-760-5800.