Death of Girl Found in Texas Is Homicide

Adriana Coronado's father was also slain
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 20, 2016 7:00 PM CDT
Here's How Girl Found in Texas Was Killed
This undated photo released by the Walker County Sheriff's Department shows Adriana Coronado.   (Walker County Sheriff's Department via AP)

The 14-year-old Houston-area girl whose body was found in a grassy field in west Houston died from gunshot wounds, medical examiners said in a report Saturday. The AP reports that Adriana Coronado, whose body was found Wednesday, was shot multiple times and her death has been ruled a homicide, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences says. She was last seen a week ago in the Houston suburb of Katy, where she lived. Investigators believe Adriana might have been with her father, Caesar Vladimir Coronado, when he was killed. He was found fatally shot Sunday about 80 miles north of Houston. His burned pickup truck was found near Conroe, 45 miles south of where his body was discovered. Authorities found the father first and initially considered Adriana's case an abduction. (More murder stories.)

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