The week, Dallas police need help solving a December 2017 murder.
Typically, police want to know the name of a suspect or where that suspect is. In this case, police only have a person of interest believed to be one of the last people, if not the last person, to see Cathy Herrera alive.
December 29 was the night Herrera was last seen leaving a Pleasant Grove convenience store. The next day, her body was found in an alley out in public view.
“She wasn’t afraid to approach people and to talk to people,” said Dallas PD Homicide Det. Jeff Loeb. “So it could be almost anyone that could have for various reasons end up killing her and taking her here.”
Police made a mold of a tire print near where her body was found in the alley, but police don’t believe the 49-year-old was killed there.
Richard Ybarra and Herrera were married for 32 years before separating in the last year.
“The person I remember was a great wife and great mother. S she was a good person,” he recalled. “She had mental health issues. She wasn’t taking her medication like she should have.”
Video shows her entering the convenience store shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 29. A person of interest is also seen coming into the store wearing a black t-shirt with a white cross. His hat had some kind of cursive writing on it.
“You see them talking at the checkout line for a little bit. She leaves. A minute later, he leaves and they kind of meet up outside,” Loeb said. “According to a witness, she got into a vehicle with him. It was a dark colored truck.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477.
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