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ME says 15-year-old Lubbock girl was strangled

Elizabeth Ennen Elizabeth Ennen
Humberto Maldonado Salinas Jr. Humberto Maldonado Salinas Jr.

By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas — Authorities say a 15-year-old Lubbock girl whose body was found along a roadside was strangled.

The Lubbock County medical examiner declined Wednesday to elaborate on what was used to strangle Elizabeth Ennen.

Authorities used Elizabeth's fingerprints Tuesday to positively identify her after a body was found along the side of a remote road about 10 miles north of this West Texas city earlier this week.

Humberto Maldonado Salinas Jr. is jailed on an aggravated kidnapping charge in the case. Police believe the teen was killed a short time after her abduction and say the 45-year-old Salinas is the only suspect. The case has been presented to the district attorney.

Jail records don't show an attorney for Salinas, who is the father of Elizabeth's boyfriend.

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