Family looking for answers in apparent random murder

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A woman's family was looking for answers Monday night in what police say may be a random shooting. It happened early Friday morning in south Wichita.

"I didn't believe it at first. It's not something you expect to wake up to," said Teresa Flores, younger sister of victim Sandra Flores.

Teresa Flores is still in shock that her older sister was found on Friday morning in a parking lot on South Seneca, only two blocks from her house.

"Officers arrived and located a female in her late twenties deceased in the parking lot," Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said at the time.

Police identified the victim Monday as Sandra Flores. Her family can't believe she died so close to home. "Just seeing how close it is to where my mom lived. That's when it really got to me," said Teresa Flores.

According to family members, the victim left shortly before 6:30 for a morning walk. "She would usually go walking in the mornings, either to go get breakfast at McDonald's or go get coffee," said Teresa Flores.

Wichita Police are unsure if the murder was random. They have no suspect and no motive.

"We would ask if anyone has been in the area of Seneca and Crawford and might have observed anything suspicious, please contact investigators," Woodrow said.

The family said the victim had no known enemies. "I don't understand how somebody would want to do that to her and just leave her in a parking lot like that," said Teresa Flores.

A favorite childhood memory Teresa has of Sandra now has poignant new meaning. 

"We stuck a key in a light socket, and we kind of got electrocuted. I was just hoping that we could go back and get electrocuted one more time with her, because the pain is nothing compared to what I'm feeling right now," Teresa said while holding back tears.

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