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Texas woman killed while setting up for garage sale

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TOMBALL, TX (KTRK/CNN) - The family of a Texas woman killed while setting up for a garage sale last month is asking for help.

Surveillance video shows a suspect shooting her at point blank range, but that person has not been caught.

Friday, Jan. 25, just before 7 a.m., Elizabeth “Liz” Barraza was shot dead in her driveway as she was setting up for a garage sale.

"A coward drove up, approached my daughter and forever changed our lives," said the woman’s father Robert Nuelle.

Although the deliberate killing was caught on camera, there are still very little answers as to who shot Barraza and why.

"It is possible that it could have been a male dressing up as a female,” said Detective Michael Richie with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “Could have been a male with longer hair."

Investigators say it's not clear whether Barraza’s murder was targeted or random. However, they said she had no known enemies.

"This woman, from what I could see, did not have a mean bone in her body," Richie said.

Barraza was a huge Star Wars fan, and fellow fans raised $15,000 as a reward for helping find her killer.

That effort was spearheaded by Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the iconic films.

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