Rafael Romero arrested for murder in death of Lizbeth Medina
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Texas Rangers on Saturday arrested a man they say murdered a 16-year-old cheerleader who was found dead in her apartment bathtub.

The Edna Police Department said in a press release issued Sunday that they were able to arrest Rafael Govea Romero, 23, on a capital murder charge in the death of Lizbeth Medina. Cops were called around 7 p.m. Tuesday to Cottonwood Apartments for an “unresponsive juvenile.” Paramedics pronounced Lizbeth dead. Family members say Lizbeth’s mother found her dead in the bathtub and there was no forced entry into the home. Authorities have not released the cause of death or a motive.

On Friday, Edna police released photos of a man who they described as a “person of interest” along with an “associated vehicle.” Cops described the man as possibly having a tattoo located behind his right ear and wearing a black “Volcom” hoodie. He also was driving a silver Ford Taurus. Detectives with Edna police and Texas Rangers were able to identify Romero, who is undocumented, as the suspect and arrested him about 60 miles away in Schulenburg. Romero was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Rafael Romero

Texas Rangers and Edna police arrested Rafael Romero in the murder of Lizbeth Medina, a high school cheerleader found dead by her mom in a bathtub. (Edna Police Department)

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