A 16-year-old girl identified as Lizbeth Medina was found dead in Edna Tuesday night by police in a case authorities described as a capital murder.
Lizbeth Medina was found Tuesday night in the 1400 block of North Wells St. near SH 111 and Hwy 59.
What we know so far
Police in the city northeast of Victoria said they responded to Cottonwood Apartments around 7 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report about an unresponsive minor.
First responders attempted to revive the teen, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the police department.
Police believe that her death is a capital murder and called in the Texas Rangers to assist in the investigation, the release said.
The teen was identified as Lizbeth Medina by her mother, Jacqueline Medina, the Victoria Advocate reported.
The girl was a cheerleader at Edna High School and was supposed to be part of a Christmas parade with the cheer squad that night, her mother told the Advocate.
When Medina didn’t see her daughter at the parade, she went back to their shared apartment to look for her and found Lizbeth deceased..
Her mother was left heartbroken and is demanding justice.
Jacquelin Medina and Lizbeth had only lived in Edna for about a year. Jacquelin said she’s now living a nightmare.
“The most horrible way a mother could find her child. She was murdered in cold blood,” she said.
Lizbeth was her only child and had so much to look forward to in life.
“It should have been a great day because she was involved in the Christmas parade. She was going to be with the cheer squad,” Jacquelin said.
Lizbeth never made it to the parade.
On Thursday, the Edna football team is playing in Cypress. They will honor Lizbeth by wearing purple shirts and ribbons.
On Saturday, a vigil will be held in Edna.