Tragic end to Amber Alert search; cause of death released

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HOUSTON -  New details emerge around the death of a missing 14-year-old girl who was found dead on Wednesday. On Friday, authorities said the body that had been found was that of Adriana Coronado who had been the missing Katy teenager which Amber Alerts were sent out early in the week,

On Saturday, the medical examiner released the cause of death to Coronado as being gunshots.

Coronado had disappeared a week ago and an Amber Alert was issued on Monday. A body was found in west Houston at 11100 Mayfield  on Wednesday and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences was able to identify the victim as Adriana Coronado Cavazos, 14.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer S. Spivey and Officer R. Lujan reported:

Officers responded to a person down call in an open field at the above address and found a female's decomposed body lying a few feet from the roadway.  The ethnicity of the female was not clear.

The victim's identification was determined to be that of Adriana Coronado through fingerprint verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The investigation remains ongoing and is now considered a homicide.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.