• The 23-year-old traveled from Brownsville to the Mexican border city of Matamoro on Aug. 9
  • Her body was found in Matamoros, Mexico, a day after she was reported missing
  • Authorities said she died from blunt force trauma to the head 

A Texas mother-of-two was found dead in Mexico a day after she was reported missing. Police and local media reported Monday the woman was likely tortured and all of her teeth were removed.

Lizbeth Flores was discovered dead in Matamoros, Mexico, last Tuesday, Aug. 11, by local authorities, ABC station KRGV reported. The 23-year-old died from blunt force trauma to the head, consistent with a large rock found at the murder scene, according to Mexican authorities. There was evidence that Flores had reportedly been tortured, as her body was covered in bruises and her teeth were missing.

Flores traveled from Brownsville to the Mexican border city of Matamoro on Aug. 9, presumably to meet her boyfriend, her mother, María Rubio, told North American Spanish-language television network Telemundo. When she failed to return home that evening, Rubio became worried and filed a missing person report.

"Losing a child is like having your heart ripped out," Flores' mother said. "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."

The FBI is reportedly investigating Flores' death. Her body is with the forensic examiner in Matamoros as the investigation continues. No arrests had been announced as of Monday by authorities in Matamoros.

Flores' mother told local media she wants her daughter’s body brought back to the United States so she can personally identify her. She is reportedly seeking help from the U.S. and Mexico officials to repatriate her daughter's remains to Texas.

Flores was a graduate of Los Fresnos High School and leaves behind two children.

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