Lizbeth Flores is a Texas mom-of-two who was found dead in Mexico on August 11 with all of her teeth missing.
The 23-year-old on August 9 traveled from her Brownsville home to the Mexican border city of Matamoro, Mexico, the New York Post reported, citing Telemundo. Her mother, María Rubio, told the Spanish outlet that Flores was visiting her boyfriend and planning to return later that day.
When she didn’t hear back, Rubio reported her daughter missing on August 10 to the Brownsville Police Department, the Post added.
The body of the Los Fresnos High School graduate was discovered the following day in Matamoros, ABC affiliate KRGV-TV reported, appearing to have been tortured.
This is beyond words…
An American woman was found dead in Mexico Tuesday (8/11) morning, a day after a missing person report was filed.
Lizbeth Flores, 23, was found dead within Matamoros city limits. Her body showed signs she’d been tortured.https://t.co/XFbgrk6WBX
— L (@SomeBitchIKnow) August 17, 2020
Mexican authorities confirmed to the station that they believe Flores died from blunt force trauma to the head, citing a large rock found at the scene.
An investigation is currently underway, including involvement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, KRGV-TV said. Flores’ body remains with the forensic examiner in Matamoros.
No arrests had been announced by Mexican authorities as of Tuesday morning.
Heavy has reached out to the Brownsville Police Department and is awaiting a response.
Here’s what you need to know about Lizbeth Flores’ death:
Flores’ Body Was Covered in Bruises & Her Teeth Were Taken Out by Force
— Beth Fennell (@BethFennell11) August 17, 2020
“Mexican authorities confirmed that Flores died of blunt force trauma to the head, consistent with a large rock found at the murder scene,” the television station said.
“Her body was covered in bruises and she was missing all of her teeth.”
The Brownsville resident also suffered from hematomas on her body, the Brownsville Herald added.
Police learned throughout the investigation that Flores crossed into Mexico through the Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates, one of three international bridges that connects the Mexico and the United States border, the newspaper continued.
Flores’ Mother is Seeking Help from U.S. & Mexican Officials to Repatriate Her Daughter’s Remains to Texas
Flores’ family members were told to reach out the Mexican Consulate, according to the Brownsville Herald.
“Losing a child is like having your heart ripped out,” Rubio told North American Spanish-language television network Telemundo in Spanish, the New York Post reported. “I feel such sadness because of what they did to my daughter. The way they left her… The pain that my daughter went through there, in that moment. That’s what hurts.”
“She was young. She had many things in front of her, and more because she had two children,” she continued. “I want that, what they did to my daughter, everyone that took part in her death, I want them to pay.”
Salinas Funeral Home of Brownsville is in charge of arrangements for Flores’ funeral, according to her obituary posted on Legacy.com.