Hispanic Cheerleader Lizbeth Medina Murdered: Suspect Arrested

Hispanic Cheerleader Lizbeth Medina. Authorities arrest suspect. Community seeks justice and answers.

The discovery of Lizbeth Medina has caused shock in the Hispanic community, and now reports indicate that the alleged suspect has been captured. The 16-year-old cheerleader was found dead in her pajamas in a bathtub, marking a cold-blooded murder. On Tuesday, December 5, Medina was supposed to participate in a Christmas parade with Edna High School, where she was a cheerleader. But before you keep reading, we invite you to listen to the new podcast Tu Mundo Hoy, by CLICKING HERE.

Authorities arrest suspect in Texas Photo: GoFundMe screenshot

A suspect has been arrested in connection with this terrible murder, which has left the city of Edna, Texas in shock. The gruesome discovery took place in Edna, Texas, when Lizbeth’s mother, Jacqueline, found her daughter unresponsive in the bathtub. The heartbreaking scene was discovered after the young cheerleader did not show up for a cheerleading event, prompting her mother’s immediate concern. She went to the apartment in search of her daughter, as reported by NBC News.

The exact cause of her death has not been disclosed by authorities, keeping the Hispanic community in Texas on edge. Jacqueline, the devastated mother, expressed her anguish at finding her daughter in such conditions and is demanding justice for her “baby.” Rafael Romero, identified as the main suspect, was located and arrested in Schulenburg, about 62 miles from Edna. According to The Sun, the man has been arrested on charges of capital murder, with the death penalty as a possible sentence.

Shock over the murder of Lizbeth Medina Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety Lizbeth, remembered as a loving teenager with aspirations of becoming a nurse, has left a void in those who knew her. Relatives and members of the community came together in an emotional vigil in honor of the young cheerleader’s life, highlighting her altruistic and energetic nature, as reported by The Sun.

Edna Police Chief Rick Boone expressed his commitment to seeking justice and thanked the support and effort of multiple agencies in the investigation. “As you know, we are a small department and this may require a lot of demand on my officers,” said Police Chief Rick Boone. “Not only did they step up during their own shifts, but they worked many hours voluntarily on their days off and outside of their own shifts,” he said.

There have been no further reports on Rafael Romero, the sole suspect in the cruel murder of Lizbeth Medina. It is expected that as more details emerge, local police will provide more information, as reported by NBC News. The community in search of justice Hispanic Cheerleader Lizbeth Medina-Photo: Shutterstock A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help with funeral expenses, showing the support and solidarity of the community towards the Medina family. Amidst the pain, loved ones of the young Hispanic cheerleader are requesting justice and any help possible from the Edna community, as noted by The Sun. They also expressed their gratitude for the support received during these difficult times and the prompt action of the authorities.

According to NCB, the loss of Lizbeth has left a deep wound in the community that seeks answers and justice. You can donate HERE and see a photo of the suspect HERE. (Related article)