CCTV: vehicle possibly linked to Teresa death
Police investigating the death of 49-year-old Teresa Paulino release CCTV of a vehicle possibly linked to her death. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000PT0M39S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2vy4o 620 349 October 22, 2013
The sons of murdered Reservoir woman Teresa Paulino have made an emotional appeal for information to help catch her killer.
It comes as detectives move on a new lead – footage from grainy closed circuit television that shows a car they believe could hold the key to possible charges being laid over the death.
‘‘We’ve ruled nothing out at this stage,’’ homicide squad Detective Inspector John Potter said.
‘‘We’re confident that if we can get some evidence around this vehicle in Massey Avenue that it could lead us to laying charges.’’
Ms Paulino, 49, was found dead at the rear of her Massey Avenue house on July 15 at 9.45pm. She was also known as Teresa Mancuso.
There was no sign of forced entry and nothing had been stolen, Inspector Potter previously said.
Her eldest son Daniel Paulino, 23, described his mother as ‘‘one of the most kind-hearted people you’ll ever know".
‘‘She always did everything for everyone, she was the best mum ever,’’ he said. ‘‘All we want is answers so we can try and get past this.’’
Daniel said he and his brother Luke, 20, had been supported by a ‘‘great bunch of family and friends’’.
‘‘We’re sticking together and taking one day at a time,’’ Luke said. ‘‘We’re just trying to get through this for mum, make her proud.’’
On Tuesday, police released CCTV footage captured from nearby shops of a dark 4WD vehicle that may be significant to Ms Paulino’s death.
Police say the footage shows a car driving around the Massey Avenue area. They believe this same car was seen three times in the area about 9pm while doing laps, before it drove away a short time later.
‘‘We think this could hold the key,’’ Inspector Potter said. ‘‘We need to ID the person in the 4WD and we need to be in a position to say why that person was there.’’
Police previously said there had been reports of a 4WD parked erratically on a kerb near the house. The vehicle’s front was hanging onto the road and would have disrupted traffic.
Public appeals to identify the parked vehicle failed, Inspector Potter said on Tuesday, adding that the new footage of a car was ‘‘consistent’’ with the description of the earlier vehicle.
‘‘We think these two incidents are connected,’’ he said. ‘‘We think the car doing laps is the same car, we think it’s the same car as the vehicle that was parked erratically.’’
Police have already impounded one vehicle in relation to the investigation, Inspector Potter said.
He said Ms Paulino’s ex-husband has spoken with police ‘‘on a number of occasions’’.
Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or has any information that may assist is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.