A 23-year-old American mother-of-two, Lizbeth Flora has been found dead with her teeth missing in Mexico,few days after leaving her home in Texas to visit her boyfriend in Matamoros.
Lizbeth was reported missing by her mother Maria Rubio, after she failed to return back home. According to Maria, she said she last spoke to her daughter Lizbeth Flores on August 9 when she travelled to the Mexican border city of Matamoros and said she would return later that night to her home In Texas.
The frightened mother contacted the Brownsville Police Department in Texas on August 10 to file a missing person’s report according to the law.
The victim’s body was later discovered on August 11, 2020. According to police report, Flora died from head injuries suffered after she was beaten with a rock that was found at the scene of incident. Law enforcement investigators reported that a part of Flores’ scalp had been removed and that her teeth were taken out by force.
Reacting to the death of her daughter, Maria said during an interview with Telemundo:
“Losing a child is like having your heart ripped out. I feel very sad for what they did to my daughter. How they left her is what pains me. The pain that my daughter went through there at that time is what pains me“
Rubio is seeking help from United States and Mexico officials to repatriate her daughter’s remains to Texas.