Family, Friends Mourn Woman Gunned Down While Setting Up Garage Sale
After 29-year-old Elizabeth Barraza was shot and killed in her driveway while setting up a garage sale, her friends and family are mourning the woman who they say “spent her life healing and spreading love and cheer.”
Who killed Elizabeth Barraza? Her heartbroken family is pleading for anyone with any information to come forward.
On Jan. 25, the 29-year-old woman was setting up for a garage sale at her Tomball, Texas, home to pay for an upcoming anniversary trip with her husband, Sergio Barraza.
As she arranged the items for sale around 7 a.m., a shadowy figure with long hair and wearing what appeared to be a bathrobe approached her, video shows. The person then shot Elizabeth multiple times before sprinting away and jumping into a pickup truck.
Sergio had just left for work. "I almost couldn't drive, calling my dad, saying, 'Somebody shot my wife,'" he told Inside Edition.
Elizabeth was taken to a local hospital for treatment but died of her wounds. It was the same hospital where Elizabeth and her husband often volunteered, he said at a press conference.
“My wife, Liz, was a beautiful person … with the kindest of souls,” an emotional Sergio recalled. “Tragically, someone stole that away from us. ... I’d just left for work that morning, and I’m just so happy that the last words I got to say to my beautiful wife were, ‘I love you.’”
A lifelong "Star Wars" fan, Elizabeth's family and friends paid tribute to her by raising light sabers in her memory.
"This morning I woke up, took a shower and I'm sitting there sobbing in the shower," said Sergio. "Every waking moment reminds me of her."
Elizabeth's father said she “spent her life healing and spreading love and cheer.”
A GoFundMe page has been raising money for a reward for information leading to the apprehension of Elizabeth's killer.
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