The secret of a half-dressed woman ringing and disappearing at the front door of a Texas house in the middle of the night took a dirty turn on Wednesday as she led the police to a place of violence and death.
The woman in the video was subjected to domestic violence but is now safe, police said, five days after she was caught in the security camera ringing at the front door.
Ever since the day the video became viral, worried people around the world have been busy searching for the woman's identity and clues to her story.
The police said that they arrived in a house on Wednesday in response to a phone call about a man who threatened to kill himself and found the woman's 49-year-old friend dead from a gunshot wound.
It is believed that death is suicide, police said.
The 32-year-old woman was mentioned in his farewell letter but was not there, officials said.
The authorities were still in the scene Unclear was the most disquieting part of the video – something that looked like broken shackles on both wrists.
"There are obviously some issues with video surveillance and why they were carrying these restrictions and the circumstances around them," said Lieutenant Scott Spencer of the Montgomery District Sheriff Office. "She is currently outside Montgomery County and our investigators will meet with her to continue the investigation."
The house was in the Sunrise Ranch, in the same area as the one where the woman had tried to ring at the door. A resident who lives in the area but does not want to be identified, told ABC News that the woman had called several neighbors, but when they opened their doors, she was gone.
In the 7-second video, which has been distributed more than 32,000 times and received more than 8,600 comments from people in the UK by Wednesday night, the woman appears behind a bush next to the house. barefoot and wearing only a T-shirt, dangling unknown objects on both wrists.