Possible Murder of Texas Cheerleader Sparks Search for Person of Interest


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Authorities in Edna, Texas are searching for a person of interest and a vehicle in connection with the possible capital murder of 16-year-old cheerleader Lizbeth Medina. The suspect is described as a man with a tattoo next to his right ear, wearing a black sweatshirt that says “Volcom.” The person of interest was driving a silver Ford Taurus from 2010 to 2018. Lizbeth had moved from Nebraska to Texas just a year ago, and her mother believes that she may have known her alleged killer, as there were no signs of forced entry in the apartment.

The case is being investigated as a capital murder by Edna police and the Texas Rangers. The community is concerned that the individual is still at large, and outside agencies are working with Edna police to provide additional patrols.

Lizbeth was popular in the city of Edna, despite only living there for a year. On December 5, police arrived at the Cottonwood Apartments and found Lizbeth dead, despite their efforts to provide first aid. Her mother was devastated, hoping to see her daughter at the next Christmas dance.

Authorities are asking for help to identify the person of interest in the possible murder of Lizbeth Medina. If anyone recognizes the suspect, they are urged to contact Edna police or Crime Stoppers. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

In another case, Edgar De la Cruz was sentenced to 25 years for the murder of Sebastián Eduardo. Ana María Carpio, Sebastián’s mother, expressed that the sentence is not enough and that De la Cruz should remain in prison for the rest of his life. During the hearing, it was revealed that Sebastián was shot in the head, and De la Cruz wrapped the body in a rug, burned it, and hid it inside the trunk of a car. De la Cruz also confessed that he scared Sebastián for fun.

Edgar De la Cruz had a hearing to determine whether he would be released on parole or transferred to an adult prison once he turned 19 years old. He faces a sentence of 20 years for manslaughter and 25 years for aggravated robbery. Carpio stated that De la Cruz kept Sebastián’s body for more than 5 hours in the backyard of his house before disposing of it.

These cases highlight the importance of community involvement in solving crimes and bringing justice to victims and their families. It is crucial for anyone with information to come forward and assist law enforcement in their investigations.

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