by khou.com staff
A Sugar Land teen was killed over the weekend while traveling in Nuevo Laredo, according to the Fort Bend County ISD.
Elisabeth Mandala, 18, was a senior at Kempner High School.
A Mexican newspaper reports Mandala and two men were beaten to death near the town of Mina. Their bodies were found Saturday morning inside a Dodge Dakota pickup that had crashed into the back of a larger truck.
Investigators believe the victims had been killed at least 10 hours before the crash, and the wreck was staged to hide the real cause of death, according to the newspaper Milenio.