Wednesday, January 2, 2013

San Antonio, TX: Man on the run after allegedly killing wife

The Edinburg community is grieving after a woman who grew up in Edinburg was killed in her San Antonio home last week, allegedly by her husband.

Police are on the lookout for Narada Goodrum, the man investigators believe murdered Cynthia Jean Salinas Goodrum and her unborn child.

Cynthia, known to her friends as Cindy, was found shot multiple times in the kitchen of her San Antonio home by Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies on December 27.

"The panic alarm was pushed and it summoned the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and when they arrived the house was disarmed and they found her shot to death,” Cindy’s friend Kristy De La Garza-Wardell told Action 4 News.

Cindy's friends say this all happened just a day after she filed for divorce.

"We never expected this to come up, we never expected it to get to this end,” De la Garza-Wardell said. “It's painful to see someone who’s unstable take these actions.  If there was any way we could have prevented it we would have."

This is not Goodrum's first run in with the law, but no one expected this.

"Whether it's something small or large, domestic violence can kill and we have seen this first hand,” De la Garza-Wardell said.

Friends since middle school, these ladies held a vigil to remember the life of their dear friend, releasing 34 balloons in the air.

"It represented those 34 years of life, and 34 years of making an impact on our lives,” De la Garza-Wardell said.

An ER nurse in San Antonio, Cindy's friends remember her as someone always willing to help.

"She was always caring for others. She always took care of everybody," Cindy’s friend Angeline Rivera said.

Her friends hope this tragedy can send a message to warn anyone in an abusive relationship, domestic violence does not discriminate.

"She wasn't easy to manipulate, she understood the situation.  Anyone at any level is vulnerable to a situation like that,” Angeline Rivera said.

Authorities say Goodrum may be headed to the valley in search of the couple's six year old son Tristan, who was staying with Cindy's family before the shooting.

"Nobody is safe until he is caught and the family can't grieve until he is caught," Angeline Rivera said.

If you see Goodrum call 911 immediately.

Police say he is armed and dangerous.

Due to security concerns the funeral and viewing information will not be made public.

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