EDNA, Texas - A somber cloud hangs over Edna as the community grapples with the devastating loss of 16-year-old Lizbeth Medina, a cheerleader, whose lifeless body was discovered on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Cottonwood Apartments.
Edna is located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, near Victoria.
The Edna Police Department responded to a distress call at approximately 6:57 p.m., initiating a series of events that have left the town in shock.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers were met with the heartbreaking reality that Medina, initially believed to be unresponsive, had tragically passed away.
Despite the swift arrival of emergency medical services, their efforts proved futile, and the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, officially confirmed the time of death during the investigation.
Edna PD, recognizing the gravity of the situation, immediately engaged investigators to lead in what is now deemed a capital murder case.
Concerns over the circumstances surrounding Medina's death prompted a call to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division, who are now working in collaboration with local authorities to uncover the truth.
As investigators diligently work to find the person or persons responsible for this tragic event, the Edna Police Department extends heartfelt prayers to Medina's close friends and family.
Medina's absence had initially been noted during a Christmas parade, where she was expected to participate as a cheerleader.
Distraught family members, unable to locate her among the parade participants, eventually discovered the heartbreaking truth when they went searching for her.
The loss of Medina, known for her spirit and dedication as a cheerleader, has left the community in mourning.
As the investigation continues, the Edna Police Department remains committed to unraveling the details surrounding this tragedy and bringing those responsible to justice.