Boyfriend of distressed woman seen in doorbell video found dead in Lake Conroe home

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor, Megan Kennedy - Content Editor

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - The woman seen in a viral Ring surveillance video has been identified and is safe with family, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Her identity will not be publicly released because she is considered a "family violence victim," the Sheriff's Office said. She was identified as a 32-year-old woman from the Dallas area and is not considered a missing person.

"I'm glad she's home safe. It's just scary, you just never know," neighbor Julie Noble said. "It's just not something you hear about around here."

The woman's boyfriend, identified only as a 49-year-old man, was found dead inside a home from a single gunshot wound, believed to be self-inflicted, investigators said. A suicide note was left behind.

Montgomery County authorities were called to a home in the Sunrise Ranch subdivision in the 18400 block of Sunrise Pines, near Lake Conroe, on Wednesday for a welfare check. The deceased man's family reached out to authorities asking for the welfare check, the Sheriff's Office said.

When investigators were able to gain entry inside the home, they located the deceased man.

The man and woman moved into the home two to three months ago, investigators said.

Sky2 flew over the scene, which showed law enforcement lining the street and crime-scene tape blocking off the driveway of the home where the shooting took place.

Investigators also blocked off the sole entrance and exit to Sunrise Ranch.

The shooting investigation is in the same neighborhood where a distressed woman was seen on video knocking on residents' doors overnight less than a week ago.

“We were dead asleep in our beds. My husband was woken up by (the) doorbell ring(ing). It rang probably 20 to 30 times,” said one resident, who didn't want to be identified.

When her husband answered the door, no one was there.

“He walked outside, no one was in sight. It’s like she disappeared in thin air,” the resident said.

Neighbors in the area have been on edge for the past several days after the video surfaced on social media late last week.

"A mixture of surprise, but I'm also glad that they've been out here asking questions and going door to door trying to figure out and make sure she was safe and everybody was OK," neighbor Stephanie McKibben said. "It's a quiet, seemingly safe neighborhood, and you have kids running around all the time, people walking their dogs. It's just not something I think anybody expected."

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