Montgomery, Texas authorities found themselves desperately trying to track a potential victim of violence after residents of the Surprise Ranch neighborhood area reported someone was ringing their doorbells at three in the morning.
Security footage quickly revealed the bells were rung by a mystery woman who appeared to have broken shackles dangling from her wrists.
Who is this mystery woman? Is she in trouble? A Texas neighborhood is praying for answers after this strange doorbell video goes viral. Retweet this footage. They're trying to figure out her identity. Read more on the bizarre story here -> https://t.co/VS1o2JFUtg. #abc13 #hounews pic.twitter.com/68uh86l8AE— Steve Campion (@SteveABC13) August 27, 2018
As the woman rings the bell, she looks behind her as though to make sure she’s not being chased or followed.
Tips pouring in nationwide over disturbing video showing a ‘shackled’ mystery woman ringing a doorbell in Texas pic.twitter.com/Qkn02SC0uk— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 29, 2018
The mystery of who the woman is and what she’s running from quickly became of national interest.
The woman was ringing doorbells in the Sunrise Ranch area of Montgomery, Texas at around 3am on Friday August 24, but by the time the residents reached their doors, the woman was gone. As the woman rings the doorbell she appears to look down the block nervously,— AvenattiFan (@Quest2017) August 28, 2018
Law enforcement canvassed the neighborhood, conducted a door-to-door check interviewing residents As of Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's office tells 'We have nothing new. Detectives are currently investigating. We have not confirmed the identity of the woman.'— AvenattiFan (@Quest2017) August 28, 2018
The Sheriff’s office released a statement calling on any information citizens might have regarding the young woman.
The @MCTXSheriff is investigating the suspicious incident that occurred in Montgomery, TX. Please share this post so it can be monitored by law enforcement.— MCTXSheriff (@MCTXSheriff) August 26, 2018
If you have any info regarding this or if you know the woman or if yoy are the woman in the pictures please contact us. pic.twitter.com/sqwUF1Ls4u
The internet was on the case.
Added some filter to try and see her features better. Praying she is found safe. pic.twitter.com/GydjDU2isI— Naptime Nancy Drew (@naptimenancydrw) August 27, 2018
VIDEO: Texas authorities are trying to find a woman who was captured on video ringing a doorbell in the middle of the night. The video shows a barefoot young woman wearing a T-shirt and what could be broken restraints around her wrists.— CBS 4 News (@kgbt) August 28, 2018
In the end, authorities found the young woman and returned her to her family.
After investigating a suspicious shooting, the Sheriff’s department found the woman, who had been a victim of a domestic abuse.
Texas authorities confirmed a connection between the woman seen ringing a doorbell last week and an apparent suicide Wednesday afternoon. https://t.co/rBirmaSzZx— Midland Reporter-Telegram (@mwtnews) August 30, 2018
The internet was relieved!
Perfect example of today’s technology working for a positive purpose. Glad that she’s in a better place of support and hopefully overcomes her trauma. ????— Ah-n-ah (@peacesofana) August 30, 2018
Thank God she's now safe— Sandra (@Sandrawright614) August 29, 2018
Thank god she didn’t end up another fatal victim of domestic abuse. Especially since the man had a gun.— ?&? (@no_whining) August 30, 2018
Case cracked, mystery solved!