Arrest Made In Texas Five Years After Woman Found Dead In Trunk
Five years ago, on January 11th, 2017 authorities in Richmond County came upon a gruesome scene.
Directly behind a high school on a farm-to-market road, a car was left abandoned and burning on the side of the road. Sadly, once the fire was out, the body of a woman, shot to death and stuffed in the trunk of the car was found.
She was positively identified as Lorraine Diaz, a 21-year-old mother of two.
And although there was a prime suspect, there was no evidence to prosecute.
The case went cold for years. But now, they have an arrest and it's the former boyfriend of Diaz, Johnny Minh Dang, the one suspect law enforcement felt was the most obvious perpetrator of this heinous crime.
Working with Texas Rangers, Fort Bend County deputies and detectives found the evidence they needed to make a crucial arrest. FOX26 offers, "They saw a break in the case in the fall of 2022 when they found more information that led to the arrest of Dang. Dang was considered a prime suspect early on, but officials say they didn't have sufficient evidence to charge him with the crime."
The incriminating evidence authorities needed to make the arrest has not been released, but those who didn't give up on the case are bring praised for their efforts by continuing to search for the answers needed to make an arrest.
Hopefully the Diaz family can rest easier knowing that law enforcement did not give up on the case and that justice might be served.
KHOU11 has this video on YouTube.