A mysterious woman seen ringing doorbells in Texas in a surveillance video which went viral this week has been identified as a domestic violence victim who is now safe. Police say her boyfriend was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Her identity has not publicly released but police say she’s a 32-year-old woman from the Dallas area. Her boyfriend, identified a 49-year-old man, was found dead inside a home in the same Montgomery County subdivision where the woman was ringing doorbells. He died from a single gunshot wound and a suicide note was left behind, police say. His body was discovered after a welfare check was requested by his family on Wednesday.
The woman can be seen on video ringing the doorbell of homes in the same subdivision at around 3:20 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. She appeared to be barefoot and sporting broken shackles around her wrists.
“We were dead asleep in our beds. My husband was woken up by [the] doorbell ring. It rang probably 20 to 30 times,” one resident told KPRC-TV in Houston.
After the video surfaced, people flooded police with flyers of missing persons in their areas.
“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 department said in a statement. “There are no missing persons reports from the area that match this individual.”
Police now say that the woman was not considered missing. They say she is now with family in Dallas.