The mysterious death of a cheerleader who was found dead in her apartment has now been launched by cops as a capital murder probe.
Lizbeth Medina, 16, was found dead on Tuesday in Edna, Texas- a small town outside of Houston- by her mother Jacquelin Medina.
‘The most horrible way a mother could find her child. She was murdered in cold blood,’ Jacquelin told KHOU.
The heartbroken mother said that her daughter was supposed to be in a Christmas parade with her cheer squad that day, but never showed up.
Lizbeth Medina, 16, was found dead on Tuesday in her apartment in Edna, Texas by her mother
Her mother, Jacquline Medina (left) described the gruesome discovery of her daughter as ‘The most horrible way a mother could find her child’
Edna Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Ranger Division are actively investigating who is responsible for Lizbeth’s death.
According to a press release, officers were dispatched to Cottonwood Apartments around 6.57pm on Tuesday.
‘Upon arrival, Officers believed the juvenile to be deceased,’ the release said.
Emergency medical services then arrived at the scene and attempted to revive Lizbeth but were unsuccessful.
It is not yet known how exactly Lizbeth was murdered, but someone who posted to Facebook about her death said that she was ‘brutally murdered in her own home’.
Information about a suspect in her death hasn’t been released and no arrests have been made as of Thursday morning.
Lizbeth, who also went by Liz was a junior at Edna High School who planned to attend Arlington University to study nursing, a loved one revealed on Facebook.
‘She was a beautiful and talented girl full of life & many dreams,’ they said. ‘
Her mother posted a video of Liz cheering during a football game at her school and said: ‘My baby, you didn’t deserve to be taken from me this way… u [sic] had amazing plans for ur [sic] future.’
‘Such an amazing girl. I love you mija….’
It is unclear how exactly Lizbeth was murdered, but police have now launched a capital murder probe in connection to her death
Lizbeth was a junior at Edna High School and dreamt of attending Arlington University to study nursing
When she first discovered her deceased daughter in their home, Jaquline told KHOU that she ‘lost it’.
‘Someone dared to go in and just rip my daughter away from me, it just kills me.’
‘I just want answers to why they would do this to an amazing little girl who would never hurt anyone, wouldn’t dare to hurt anyone,’ her mother said.
The outpouring of support from the small-town community has left Jacqueline feeling loved and supported while she grieves her daughter.
One friend who cheered with Lizbeth posted a heartfelt tribute to Facebook and said: ‘The loss of a friend like you is something that can never be recovered. You have always been an important part of our life.’
‘Words cannot describe what I am feeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the people you left behind. Rest in peace gorgeous we love you so much.’
Jacqueline said that she didn’t realize just how many people her daughter impacted and ‘how much she was loved by everybody else’.
One friend who cheered with Lizbeth posted a heartfelt tribute to Facebook about her tragic death
The Edna football team and community plan to honor Lizbeth by wearing purple ribbons and shirts and a vigil is set to be held on Saturday for her
During a football game on Thursday night, the Edna football team and community plan to honor Lizbeth by wearing purple ribbons and shirts.
An image of a purple ribbon has also circulated on social media as Lizbeth’s loved ones have gone on to make it their profile pictures for her, along with the hashtag #JusticeforLiz.
A vigil is set to be held on Saturday for Lizbeth and shirts have been made in her honor that are being sold to raise funds for funeral expenses.
A conviction of capital murder in the state of Texas is defined as a capital felony which is punishable by life imprisonment, the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole.
Post source: The List