She was gunned down in the driveway to her home in Tombol as she was preparing for a garage sale. Now, four years later, there are still more answers than questions.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas. It’s been four years since Elizabeth Barrasa was shot while preparing for a garage sale in front of her home in Tombol.
The shooting, captured on a neighbor’s surveillance video, took place on January 25, 2019. Barrasa was 29 years old.
Four years later, her parents are still hoping that their daughter’s killer will be found. They said that the days since the murder of their daughter were full of suffering.
“I wouldn’t wish the last four years of our lives on anyone,” said Liz’s father, Bob Nuel. “At the end of the day, all we care about is that the people who did this are caught, successfully prosecuted, and kept from ever doing this to another family.”
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Last January, Crime Stoppers increased their reward to $50,000 for information that leads them to a suspect.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Det. Wallace Wyatt was involved in the case and said the most important piece of evidence is the security footage. He said the killer was in disguise when they got to the driveway and shot Liz.
“Everyone remains a suspect until we figure out who it is,” Wyatt said.
The video also shows the vehicle in which the shooter fled. It was a black Nissan Frontier truck. The truck can be seen circling the area before and after the shooting. Investigators said they looked at hundreds of cars that match the description, even rented ones.
“I went through all the rental car records and looked at people who rented similar cars during that time period,” Wyatt said.
So far they haven’t had any luck.
Barrasa was days away from celebrating her fifth wedding anniversary in Orlando with her husband, Sergio Barrasa. They were big fans of Star Wars and Harry Potter.
“They were two great people and when they were together they were so much better,” said Bob Nuel.
Investigators cleared the couple’s digital footprint and found no reason why anyone would want to harm them.
“Liz was such a kind person,” said her mother, Rosemary Nuel. Maybe someone envied her. Maybe they were jealous of Sergio and Liz’s relationship.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).