Police Release New Surveillance Video in Texas Woman’s ‘Baffling’ Death

Bowen Xiao
By Bowen Xiao
October 25, 2017US News
Police Release New Surveillance Video in Texas Woman’s ‘Baffling’ Death
(Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Garland Police in Texas have released new surveillance video that could help solve the mysterious shooting death of a 20-year-old woman.

Investigators said Jocelyn Marlen Sarabia was on her way home from work when someone shot her in her front yard before she could get to her home, CBS11 reported.

“I’m still in shock,” Alexia Guerrero, Jocelyn’s stepsister told CBS11. “For me, I feel like I’m still going to walk into her room and I’m going to find her.”

The incident took place last Friday on Oct. 20, at around 1:30 a.m.

Footage from the new video appears to show two men running as a car follows the subject.

Everyone in the video could be involved in the incident, police said.

“What was done is done already,” said Guerrero. “We can’t do nothing about it. She will not come back. But I’d ask them why they did it?”

As of Oct. 25, police still have no reason for the motive behind the murder.

“It’s a baffling case from all angles,” Lt. Pedro Barineau with the Garland Police told CBS11.

Lt. Barineau said they first believed the men had tried to rob Jocelyn and followed her. But they soon crossed out that theory.

“The fact that nothing was taken, makes us look at the fact that, was this personal?” Lt. Barineau told CBS11.

Police said anyone who wants to stay anonymous can call Garland Crime Stoppers at 972.272.8477.

Jocelyn’s funeral is set on Thursday, Oct. 26 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 9933 Midway Road in Dallas, at 1:00 p.m.

The new surveillance footage can be seen below.

Recently in Florida, another series of mysterious shootings occurred. On Oct. 23, Police warned residents in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights to be on high alert, after three people died in the area from shootings.

Police believe the deaths could be caused by a serial killer, and are warning residents not to walk out by themselves at night, CBS News reported.

There appeared to be no definite links between the three deaths.

However, Tampa Police Chief Brian Duga noted the close proximity and time frame of the shootings. But he is refraining from calling the unknown suspect a serial killer.

“I’m very cautious of that term because we don’t have enough information,” Duga told CBS. “You know, we don’t know. It could be multiple people.”

On Sunday, Oct. 22, residents in the Tampa neighborhood attended a candlelight vigil and walked in remembrance of the three who had been shot and killed in the last two weeks.

“I’m not too sure if I feel safe or not,” resident Maria Rodriguez told CBS. “Right now, just overwhelmed.”

The remembrance march was led by victims’ families, including the father and stepmother of 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa. Naiboa’s father said his son was targeted because he had autism.

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