A suspect has been arrested in the murder of 16-year-old Lizbeth Medina in Texas.
Rafael Govea Romero, an “undocumented male,” has been apprehended for Capital Murder.
Lizbeth’s mother, Jacqueline Medina, is waiting for more information from the police. (Trending: US State Unveils Controversial ‘Gender Neutral’ Laws)
“Edna Police Department and Texas Rangers immediately traveled to Schulenburg where Romero was placed under arrest for Capital Murder and transported to Jackson County Jail,” wrote The Edna Police Department.
“Although Romero is apprehended, we recognize Lizbeth’s family and friends are grieving and still need support from the community,” continued the officials.
Adding, “The citizens of Edna can now sleep in peace!”
Lizbeth was found dead in her apartment, and her mother expressed shock and grief over the tragic loss of her daughter.
Jacqueline Medina told reporters, “I decided to go look for her. And I kept calling her phone nonstop, and it would take me straight to voicemail… I called a bunch of people and nobody knew anything.”
“It wasn’t until I walked into the restroom that I was on the phone with my friend asking him to come help me look for her – is when I [saw] her foot, and it was in the bathtub,” she recalled.
“And so I opened the curtains. There she was,” Medina said.
“I don’t understand why. My God, why would they do this to her?” Medina exclaimed.
“She’s such a beautiful, smart, and amazing girl. There’s moments where I just can’t take it. And then there’s moments where I feel like I need to be strong for her.”
“I just want everybody to know that that was an amazing child,” Medina said.
“She wasn’t a normal teenager getting in trouble for doing crazy stuff. She was very mature for her age. She was a caring and loving person who, as far as I know and from the messages I received, she changed a lot of people’s lives. I just want everybody to remember her that way and not the way that she was taken from me,” lamented Medina.
The family has created a GoFundMe page titled “Justice for Lizbeth Medina” to seek justice for her death.