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The woman in the mysterious ‘doorbell video’ identified as a victim of domestic violence

The authorities in Texas said Wednesday that they have identified the woman whose appearance in a bizarre video has led to speculation about who she was, and what they can do is run.

Officials launched a search for the woman after she was videoed calling stranger’s doorbell early Friday in Sunrise Ranch subdivision north of Houston. The woman, dressed in only a T-shirt, ran away before the homeowner can answer the door.

The sheriff’s office released the video on social media earlier this week, where a flood of tips suggest the woman was a missing person from as far away as Canada.

However, on Wednesday, Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said the 32-year-old woman was originally from the Dallas area and was not missing at any point. Spencer added that the woman’s name would not be made public because she was a victim of domestic violence.

Researchers said the friend of the woman, 49, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning in his home in the same subdivision. Spencer said reports that the boyfriend left a suicide note which helped them identify the woman.

The researchers say it is still unclear why the woman was called, but added that they were working to an interview with her.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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