LUBBOCK — A body found along a remote Texas roadside was identified Tuesday as that of a 15-year-old Lubbock girl missing since Jan. 4 and listed for weeks as a runaway, a police spokesman said.
The Lubbock County medical examiner positively identified the body as that of Elizabeth Ennen through a fingerprint match, said police Capt. Greg Stevens. Stevens said the medical examiner would discuss further details, including a cause of death, at a Wednesday news conference.
Meanwhile, Steven said police were obtaining a murder warrant for Humberto Maldonado Salinas Jr., who already was being held in Lubbock County Jail on an aggravated kidnapping charge in the case.
Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said there was no rush to add the charge because the 45-year-old already was in custody.
Salinas, who is the father of Elizabeth's boyfriend, does not have yet an attorney, according to jail records.
Elizabeth's body was found in a field not far from the road near Shallowater, about 10 miles northwest of Lubbock.