Neighbors Speak About Beloved Community Member

VICTORIA- Neighbors at the Ninke Senior Living Complex are speaking out about a beloved community member.

We previously reported, 61-year-old Rachael Mussett was found dead in her apartment on Monday. Mussett’s neighbor nearby said she was a wonderful person. Resident Mamie Rodriguez said Mussett always had a smile on her face. Rodriguez said she’s shocked this is happening in her neighborhood.

“I’ve known her for a while you know, and then i passed through there and she told me hi. She was a nice lady, and she was always smiling you know. She was a sweet lady, and I miss her you know,” said Rodriguez.

Police are labeling 17-year-old Isaiah Cardenas as a suspect.

On Tuesday, an arraignment was held for Cardenas. His charges are Evading Arrest or Detention, and Failure to Identify, according to the Victoria County Jail. His bond is set for $10,000. Cardenas is also being charged with Capital Murder, which has no bond.

Police are asking the community if they have information on this case, to call Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200.