Dallas police are investigating a grisly crime inside a Red Bird home Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a mother was found murdered inside the home on Sedgemoore Avenue around 3 p.m. after an apparent home invasion-style robbery.
It's believed the victim’s toddler son was in the home but was unhurt. Her husband made the gruesome discovery.
At the street that borders a quiet horse pasture lies a large crime scene investigation. Family and neighbors are desperate for answers.
“It's sad to hear about it, especially in the neighborhood here,” said neighbor Eduardo Reyes.
When officers arrived to the crime scene, the woman’s husband told them he hadn't been in touch with her and then found her body.
“He went in to check on her because he had not been able to contact her,” said Dallas Police Deputy Chief Thomas Castro. “Once he went inside, he found her to be deceased.”
Police released surveillance video of a car driving away from the murder scene.
Sources tell FOX 4 the woman's toddler was inside the home at the time but was unharmed. Neighbors say the woman cut hair for several in the area.
Family members identified the victim as Rosa Elia Paz.
“She didn't talk to me a lot,” said neighbor Oscar Diaz. “But she was a really nice lady.”
Police are now looking for any video evidence of what happened. One neighbor says the family recently installed cameras, which could be seen from the home.
“A lot of stuff been going on in this neighborhood a couple of months,” Reyes said. “She's trying to take care of her kids, make a living here in America that they couldn't do over there where they came from.”
Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Dallas Police Department.