A Texas mom found dead in Mexico with all of her tooth eliminated was lured there by a registered sex offender who stated he kidnapped her boyfriend, in accordance with a report.
Braulio Trevino Martinez, a 39-year-old registered sex offender in Texas, was arrested Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Matamoros in the brutal homicide of 23-year-old mother of two Lizbeth Flores, a regulation enforcement official instructed the Every day Mail.
Martinez allegedly lured Flores, whose physique was found tortured in Matamoros on Aug. 11, to rob her. Flores and her household reportedly knew Martinez, though the extent of the connection is unclear.
Martinez, who served a four-year Texas jail stint after being convicted in 2006 of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old woman, instructed Flores she wanted to cross the border to pay a ransom in the kidnapping of her boyfriend, a supply near the investigation stated.
Flores left Brownsville on Aug. 9 for Matamoros, the place she was presumably headed to fulfill her boyfriend, her mom, Maria Rubio, instructed Telemundo.
Rubio reported her lacking to Brownsville police the next day when she didn’t return.
Mexican authorities instructed KRGV Flores died of blunt power trauma to the top after being hit with a big rock found on the grotesque homicide scene. Her scalp was lacking and all of her tooth had been eliminated.
Her physique was found mendacity face-up, with only a bra, pants and sneakers on, in accordance with images from the crime scene detailed by the Every day Mail. She was found in a grass area subsequent to a building website in an space infamous for robberies.
Flores’ mom is making an attempt to carry her daughter’s physique again to Texas with the assistance of an area funeral house that’s awaiting clearance from US Customs and Border Safety, in accordance with the report.
Flores’ sister, Carmen, can be making an attempt to lift cash to assist pay for funeral bills, in accordance with a Fb put up that includes Flores’ two youngsters, ages four and eight months.
In a separate put up early Friday, Carmen Flores shared a photograph together with her sister, saying she was “sorry” she couldn’t save her.
“Solely god is aware of how a lot I attempted,” Carmen Flores wrote. “My coronary heart actually shatters on the considered by no means seeing you once more.”
FBI officers are additionally concerned in the continued investigation, KRGV studies.