Tracy Lee Pulido was an attractive single mother, just 42 years old and working as a waitress in St. Petersburg when she was found murdered in her apartment in August 2013.
Pulido had left her young son with a friend for a sleepover and then she spent a day relaxing at the pool at her apartment complex.
“It was pretty common for her to let her son stay with that friend for a couple of days a week,” said St. Petersburg Police Lt. Matthew Furse.
Furse was a homicide detective in 2013 when Pulido was murdered. He now oversees other detectives who are still working to solve her murder.
“She was a good mom, a normal person and she didn’t deserve what happened to her happen for sure,” said Furse.
The veteran detective now hopes new advancements in DNA technology will lead his officers to her killer.
“It’s very encouraging to know that DNA evidence is continuing to evolve. It’s always important to us, especially in the last 20 years to think about that when we are collecting evidence,” said Furse.
Coming up Tuesday at 5 p.m. on News Channel 8, get the latest information on Pulido’s murder.
And if you think you have information on this crime contact St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780 or Pinellas County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477. You can also leave a tip here.