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Police search for killer after aspiring teacher is murdered in her home

The 27-year-old loved her San Antonio Spurs, her rescue dog Caleb, and was on her way to becoming a bilingual teacher.

Joyce Cassandra Medina meant so much to so many.

The 27-year-old loved her San Antonio Spurs, her rescue dog Caleb, and was on her way to becoming a bilingual teacher.

Medina’s family says the aspiring teacher was set to graduate in May.

"She was just starting to live, " said Kelly Sandoval, the victim's sister in law.

Medina was shot inside her home off Sun Vista Lane on the northeast side on March 6th.

"She had just changed into her comfy clothes, grabbed a handful of Reese's, and was sitting on the couch talking to her mom."

Sandoval went on to say around 11:00 pm that March night there was a knock at the door, and Medina's 22 year old brother went to open it.

Several shots were fired inside the house. Medina's brother was shot twice, and is out of the hospital, while Medina who was shot in the neck died during surgery.

"There are at least two people, three people if you count the driver that know what they did on March 6th, " added Sandoval.

The three suspects drove away in a possible red pick-up truck which was captured on video.

"There took a daughter, they took our sister, they took a friend."

To Medina's rescue dog Caleb, she was his everything.

"He sensed her and he ran up to the coffin and jumped up and looked at her. He pawed and pawed at her to wake up, and I think we all wish that could have happened."

Sandoval says her sister in law made a commitment to herself this year to think big, become and great teacher and go on adventures.

But now, Medina's family is making a commitment to bring her justice, and continue to take care of Caleb.

On Wednesday evening, students at Texas A&M San Antonio will hold a vigil for Medina on campus.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5000 reward in this case, and people who worked with Medina and wish to remain anonymous are also offering an additional $5000.

If you know anything about this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP, and you can remain anonymous.

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