An illegal immigrant has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old Texas high school cheerleader named Lizbeth Medina, whose slain body was discovered in a bathtub in her home by her mother this past week.
Jacqueline Medina found her daughter, whom she described as “loving, kind and big-hearted,” in their apartment on Tuesday after Lizbeth missed a Christmas parade with her cheer squad in Edna, Texas.
“There was no laced drugs, there was nothing like that. My daughter was found in a way that no mother should ever find their child,” Jacqueline said. “I lost it. She was my world, my everything. Everywhere, everything I do was for her.”
“Words can’t explain what I felt at that moment finding my daughter in the matter that she was,” she added. “All I can say is that I hope with all my heart that there is justice for my daughter.”
The circumstances of Lizbeth’s death remain unclear, and currently no autopsy report has been made public.
The Edna Police Department on Sunday confirmed that an “undocumented male” named Rafael Govea Romero has been arrested in connection to the murder. The department described Romero as “the…