ENID, Okla. — An Enid woman who was the victim of an assault in an early morning home invasion Wednesday succumbed to her injuries Saturday, police said.

Diana Aide Baez died at 2:12 p.m. at OU Medical Center.

"Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers," Enid Police Department Capt. Tim Jacobi said. "We are now investigating this incident as a homicide. If you know something, say something. She didn't deserve this, and we need your help."

At 2:41 a.m., police were called to 413 W. Vine for an assault in progress. Responding officers found a woman inside the residence with life-threatening injuries. Children present told officers masked men forced their way inside the residence, attacked the woman and fled before police arrived.

The men were described as two, possibly Hispanic, men both wearing long-sleeve shirts and gloves. One may have worn a black mask and blue Nike shoes, and the other may have worn a red mask and black Nike shoes. The men also may have fled the area in a pickup after the attack, according to police.

Police are asking neighboring residents to check security surveillance for unfamiliar or suspicious persons and vehicles.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact police.

Baez's niece told the Enid News & Eagle Friday the family stayed with her around the clock at the hospital.

Karen Camarena, an Oklahoma City resident, urged the community to provide any details to help with the investigation.

“We’re just trying to get more information to see if we can get some more evidence or if anybody knows anything,” she said.

Baez also was the victim of a three-day incident of domestic abuse and torture in 2014.

Her then-boyfriend at the time, Jose D. Jesus Cuellar Becerra, was charged with 12 counts related to the abuse. He was later released on bond with an ankle monitor but fled and has not been since since.

At the time of the incident, now retired EPD Capt. Jack Morris said it was the worst case of domestic violence he'd seen in 25 years in law enforcement.

Baez told police over the three-day period, Cuellar had beaten her with a crescent wrench, burned her with a torch and held a pistol to her head, telling her she was going to die. Baez also told police Cuellar had sprayed her face and hair with paint and poured a bottle of his urine on her.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest or prosecution of this or any crime can report an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, www.enid.org/departments/police or text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box.

Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.


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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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