WARNING - GRAPHIC DETAILS: The body of a 23-year-old mother has been found with horrific injuries, indicating she had been tortured.
Last Tuesday, Lizbeth Flores’ body was discovered in Matamoros, Mexico, though the young mother was from Texas and had reportedly crossed the border to visit her boyfriend.
She was reported missing just a day before her remains were found and her body showed signs she had been tortured.
A large rock was found at the scene and Mexican authorities confirmed Ms Flores died of blunt force trauma to the head, KRGV reported.
The Texas-based news station reported her body was covered in bruises and all her teeth were missing.
Ms Flores intended on being home the same day she departed from Mexico, her mother, María Rubio, said, according to The Mirror. Her family reported her missing the next day on August 10.
“Losing a child is like having your heart ripped out,” Ms Rubio told Telemundo.
"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."
Ms Flores’s family is now raising money to help cover the funeral expenses.
“It is with great sadness that I find myself requesting monetary help to pay for funeral expenses,” her sister wrote on the Facebook fundraiser.
“My sister Lizbeth was brutally murdered and left behind 2 children of 4 years & 8 month old.
“Thank you in advance for your kindness in our time of need. God bless you and keep you safe. Rest In Peace Lizbeth. You will always be in our heart.”
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