Montgomery County home invasion turns deadly

December 21, 2009 4:31:29 PM PST
A woman is dead and her husband and daughter injured after police say two men broke into their Montgomery County home overnight. It happened at a home on Ginger Trace near Tulip Trace, which is in a fairly new subdivision in the southern part of the county.

Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office tell us two masked suspects entered the home through an unlocked door. The family of three inside -- a man and wife and her 18-year-old daughter -- were reportedly tied up and beaten.

"It is believed all the victims were attacked with some sort of a bat and injured. They were bound," said Lt. Dan Norris with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. "I do know that they were taken by surprise, however all the victims were awake, so none of them were in bed when they were attacked."

Investigators say after the suspects fled, the daughter managed to free herself and ran to a neighbor's home to call for help.

The wife, identified as 34-year-old Lisa Ulloa, died from her injuries. Her husband and daughter were transported to a local hospital to be treated. The daughter has been released while the husband remains under medical care due to head injuries suffered during the attack.

We're told the newlywed couple had recently moved here from Georgia, and the daughter was visiting for the holidays. Ulloa also has a nine-year-old son, who was with other relatives nearby during the attack.

The attack has nearby residents in the new subdivision on edge.

"We definitely lock our doors and we just got an alarm system, so we had all that installed about a week ago," said neighbor Julie Simmons. "It's just my daughter and I and she has a young son, so it's kind of overwhelming when you move from one place you feel like is unsafe and you move into a neighborhood and you have all this going on."

Another neighbor, Jason Obaya, said, "We have a security system, but I still don't really feel that safe."

The home invaders managed to get away and at this point, investigators say they don't have any suspect descriptions. Though investigators say robbery appears to be the motive, they're not sure at this point what, if anything, was taken.


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