Elisabeth Mandala was a popular senior at Kempner High School in Sugarland, Texas. But she also had a private side that showed a jones for both money and adventure. Unbeknownst to her mother, she was working as a stripper. Then she disappeared late last month…
He mom believed she was headed to Mexico to learn how to be a coyote, shuttling illegal immigrants across the border into the Good Old USA. While police were searching for the girl, she posted a note on her Facebook page saying she was in Mexico and would be back soon.
But the country isn’t a place for little high school girls these days. With the non-stop slaughter between smuggling cartels, it’s come to resemble Fallujah on Free Liquor & Ammo Night. And it seems Elisabeth got in way over her head.
She was found dead in a truck along with two older men carrying fake IDs. Whoever was responsible tried to make it look like an accident, but Mexican police say all three were beaten to death. And since most of Mexico’s murders go unsolved, there’s little chance we’ll ever know what happened to her.
On her Facebook page last month, she wrote that “fame is looking for me.” It has found her, at least in her tiny world of Sugarland, Texas. But it won’t be the kind she can enjoy.
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