Christmas parade nightmare: Cheerleader murdered

EDNA, Texas – The tight-knit community of Edna, Texas, is reeling after the tragic murder of a 16-year-old cheerleader, Lizbeth Medina, who was found dead in her home’s bathtub by her mother earlier this week.

Lizbeth Medina, a student at Edna High School, was known for her vibrant personality and dreams of becoming a nurse. Her untimely death has left her loved ones in shock and mourning. The community of Edna has shown an outpouring of support for Lizbeth’s family, offering condolences and assistance during this difficult time.

The devastating discovery was made when Lizbeth’s mother, Jacqueline Medina. Medina returned home to Cottonwood Apartments on Tuesday evening after her daughter failed to attend a Christmas parade; there, she found her daughter unresponsive. Authorities were called, and upon arrival, they confirmed Lizbeth Medina’s death, though further details regarding the cause of death are being withheld due to the ongoing investigation.

Edna police have not yet identified a suspect in the case and have consequently increased patrols in the area. In a statement on Facebook, Edna Police Chief Rick Boone emphasized the department’s commitment to bring the perpetrator to justice. Lizbeth’s family is appealing to the community for any information or security camera footage that might aid the investigation.

The tight-knit community of Edna has come together to support Lizbeth’s grieving family, offering condolences, sending cookies, and even creating T-shirts to remember her. A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family to raise funds for a funeral and memorial service. While they had hoped to hold a candlelight vigil, concerns about the suspect still being at large resulted in its cancellation.

Lizbeth’s aunt, Ana Medina, has described her as outgoing, confident, and always willing to help others. Lizbeth’s untimely death has left her family devastated, particularly her mother, who raised her as a single parent. The family had recently relocated to Edna from Grand Island, Nebraska, following Jacqueline’s new job in renewable energy.

The investigation into Lizbeth Medina’s murder remains ongoing as the tight-knit community of Edna mourns the loss of a young girl full of energy and dreams. The family is appealing to the public for any information that may assist authorities in finding justice for Lizbeth.