Law enforcement had been searching for 13-year-old Adriana Coronado since Sunday, when the body of her father, Caesar Vladimir Coronado, was found severely burned in a ditch in Texas’ Walker County. Officials believed he had been shot to death.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office said at the time that Adriana may have been with her father when he was killed and that she was “in great danger.”
A gardener discovered Adriana’s body in a field near a highway in West Houston on Wednesday, ABC 13 reported. The body was decomposing, but a bracelet tipped off authorities that they may have found Adriana.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences used fingerprint verification to identify the girl as Adriana on Friday, according to Fox 29.
Authorities have not released a cause of death for Adriana or commented on possible motives for the deaths. However, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office released a video on Thursday showing a person of interest in the case. The video shows a Ford F-150 crew cab in parking lot in city of Conroe, then shows an unidentified man running away as a fire starts.
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