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Police searching for suspect after elderly North Texas woman's mysterious death

Search on for man wanted in connection with elderly Bedford woman's death
Search on for man wanted in connection with elderly Bedford woman's death 02:08

BEDFORD – Police in Bedford are on the lookout for a man they say forced his way into a woman's home.

She was later found dead.

A CBS News Texas crew was on the scene Saturday as police returned to the home to investigate.

Neighbors in this quiet community say they're in shock after their neighbor, an elderly woman who lived alone on Meadow View Lane, was found dead in her home on Friday.

"It's shocking to say the least... like you said it happened right across the street," neighbor Tyler Enloe said.

Bedford police say they don't know how the woman died but surveillance video shows a male suspect, possibly wearing a wig, knocked on the victim's front door on Thursday. Police say the woman answered and spoke to the suspect who asked to use her phone. When she said no, police believe the suspect forced his way inside. Surveillance video doesn't show what happened inside the home, but police say the suspect left a few minutes later. And police haven't found him yet.

"Definitely uneasy. I know the police are doing all they can," Enloe said.

Enloe, who lives across the street from the victim, says his wife heard a scream on Thursday night.

"We were just like 'What, what could that have been?'" Enloe said.

Police only discovered the victim's body after getting a call on Friday afternoon about an unconscious person in a home. Enloe shared his ring camera video, which captured a scream, with police as they continue to investigate. He's also wondering why the suspect chose his neighbor's house over his or others on the quiet street.

"You do consider yourself lucky considering the proximity to us," Enloe said. "It's just one of those things. It could've been our house. You just never know."

Police have not yet shared the victim's identity. They're asking residents to remain vigilant. They say you should never open the door to someone you don't know, especially if you're home alone. And if you see anyone suspicious, they say you should call 911.

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