Tue. May 28th, 2024

Police in Texas are investigating the murder of a 16-year-old cheerleader who was found dead by her mother in their Edna home’s bathtub earlier this week, her family said.

Lizbeth Medina was a cheerleader at Edna High School who had dreams of becoming a nurse, said her aunt Ana Medina. Raised by a single mother, she was close to her grandparents, aunts and uncles. They said that whenever Lizbeth cheered for her high school football team, her face lit up with joy.

Those dreams were cut short when her mother, Jacqueline Medina, came home to Cottonwood Apartments Tuesday around 7 p.m. and found her daughter unresponsive. She called 911, and police arrived to find Lizbeth Medina dead, according to a news release by the Edna Police Department.

“Lizbeth was getting ready to go to school – she was still in her pajamas,” said Ana Medina. “We have no information right now about anything. We just want answers.”

Investigators would not specify what led them to believe the cause of Medina’s death was murder, stating that the investigation is ongoing.

Police said they still have not identified a suspect responsible for Lizbeth’s death. They increased patrols in the area, and are working to bring the perpetrator to justice, Edna Police Chief Rick Boone said in a Facebook post.

Lizbeth’s family is asking anyone with information or security camera footage that could help the investigation come forward to police.

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By Buffy Gunner

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