Neighbors remember Austin woman found dead after Fat Tuesday

There are 6 comments on the KEYE-TV Austin story from Feb 28, 2009, titled Neighbors remember Austin woman found dead after Fat Tuesday. In it, KEYE-TV Austin reports that:

Travis County Sheriff's deputies say they are working around the clock to solve the brutal murder of Christie Espinoza that happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 25.

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A friend of the family

United States

#1 Mar 1, 2009
Find justice for the Espinosa Family. Call Americas Most Wanted Adam Walsh will come and track this monster down! For the love of God make some noise.

I feel for the family my heart breaks for them. This is really shaken me and I have sleepless nights thinking of what nightmare this young woman must of endured..........Imagine what they are going through.

Please help them solve this case.
SAME

Austin, TX

#2 Mar 2, 2009
I am so sorry for you loss my brother was murdered here in austin 2 years ago and we are still awaiting trial...may you find the jerks who did this...god bless you.
llp

Austin, TX

#3 Mar 2, 2009
Travis County Sheriff's deputies say they are working around the clock to solve the brutal murder of Christie Espinoza that happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 25.
Investigators say Christy Espinosa's charred body was found along Imperial Drive in northeastern Travis County around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
"We're not sure who she was seen with," said Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Office.
A neighbor who lives next to Espinosa's grandparent's house in southeast Austin, where she also lived, says he is in shock after finding out Thursday what happened.
"I just happened to be talking to one of my coworkers," said Derrick Weidenfeller. "[He] said check this out. I was like,'She looks familiar.' It dawned on me that it was their granddaughter," the neighbor added.
Detectives say Espinosa celebrated Mardi Gras on 6th Street near Trinity, but in the early morning hours on Wednesday she disappeared.
They said a 911 caller reported what appeared to be a grassfire. When authorities arrived on scene, they found the 21 year old's body on fire.
Detectives are not releasing much information, including how they identified her. But they say they are looking for anyone who may have seen Espinosa. According to authorities, the time between her disappearance and when she was found on fire was just a few short hours.
Really they were the only neighbors we talked to," Weidenfeller said. "We'd go over and say hi or whatnot every once in a while," he added.
There is no official cause of death right now, and authorities say if you have information to call them. Detectives say your tip could lead to the person or people responsible.
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“Always curious”

Since: Jan 09

The Boondocks TX

#4 Mar 2, 2009
A friend of the family wrote:
Find justice for the Espinosa Family. Call Americas Most Wanted Adam Walsh will come and track this monster down! For the love of God make some noise.
I feel for the family my heart breaks for them. This is really shaken me and I have sleepless nights thinking of what nightmare this young woman must of endured..........Imagine what they are going through.
Please help them solve this case.
My prayers go out to the Espinoza family & for justice to be meted out to the animal(s) who took the life of Christie.

And Lord protect us all from these monsters.
Ren

Austin, TX

#5 Mar 5, 2009
THEY SAID SHE WAS ASKING PEOPLE FOR RIDES THAT NIGHT?
PLEASE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING HELP THIS FAMILY FIND PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR THEIR LOVED ONE....PLEASE!
NO ONE DESERVES TO BE TREATED THE WAY SHE WAS THAT NIGHT...THE LEFT HER BURINING LIKE SHE WAS TRASH...
ITS VERY UPSETTING TO KNOW THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL ROAMING OR STREETS AND IT COULD BE YOU OR CHILD NEXT..
PLEASE SPEAK UP! CALL APD WITH ANY INFO YOU HAVE ABOUT THIS CASE EVEN IF YOU THINK ITS A SMALL DETAIL...DETECTIVES CAN WORK OFF ANYTHING...SO HELP HER FAMILY FIND JUSTICE AND LET CHRISTIE REST IN PEACE.
Charlene

Mansfield, TX

#6 Sep 3, 2010
Who had tattoo and where was it

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