With over 200K unsolved cases of the missing and murdered in the United States alone; media coverage matters. Uncovered has partnered with John Lordan of LordanArts on a new Youtube series called LordanArts Uncovered.

John is also the host of Brainscratch and Searchlight on Youtube and was featured in Netflix’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel documentary. Every other Wednesday, John, Rachael (Head of Case Research and Data), and Andrea (Digital Content Specialist & Case Researcher) will explore an unsolved case of a missing or murdered person. They’ll walk through the case, providing an informative overview and analyze clues left behind from surveillance footage, last known video, or audio clips.

A screenshot of the surveillance footage where Nicole Coleman was last seen alive.

Uncover the Case 

Elizabeth’s killer was caught on multiple Ring cameras, but they have never been identified.

​Elizabeth “Liz” Barraza was setting up for an early morning garage sale at her Texas home when she was killed standing in her driveway.

The assailant parked their dark-colored, 2013 or newer, Nissan Frontier Pro 4X Crew Cab on the curb next to the Barraza home. Then, while the truck was still running, the killer walked over to Elizabeth and the two spoke for a few seconds before the killer pulled out a gun. They shot Elizabeth four times. 

The assailant then sprinted away from the scene, but not before being caught on multiple ring cameras.

What’s next for the case? 

The police are asking locals to step up and help. 

Watch the neighborhood Ring video from January 25, 2019. Do you recognize the individual in the footage, or recognize their get-away truck? The more eyes on Elizabeth’s case, the better. Consider sharing her visualized case file on your favorite social media platform and join the discussion about Elizabeth’s case in the Uncovered Community

Have a case to suggest to John, Andrea and Rachael? Submit it here.

 


 

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