A missing Texas mother who was seen in a video being attacked outside a bar has been found dead in a ditch, FOX 7 reports.
On Friday, a passerby came upon the body of 25-year-old Tiera Strand along a road in Bell County. The tragic discovery was made about 70 miles from Austin, where Strand was recorded in a video being attacked by multiple women at the Mooseknuckle Pub around 2 a.m. on April 16.
The young mother had not been since the incident.
An autopsy is planned to determine how Strand died, but her father has said that he has been told it appears foul play was involved, according to FOX 7.
Loved ones said Strand leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter. Family members have not yet told the child that her mother has died.
“She is with her grandfather,” Strand’s sister, Mariah Herron, told Law&Crime about the girl. “She calls her phone all the time asking for her. That’s the hardest part.”
Strand was working to earn a high school diploma through a continuing education program and had hoped to graduate in May. She was considering joining the U.S. Navy.
“One of the last conversations we’ve had with each other, which was the day before she went missing, she told me that she’s really working hard and she was really excited about her future,” Herron told KVUE-TV.
Tamara Yarbrough-Kelly, one of Strand’s cousins, vowed that the family would not rest until they find those responsible and hold them accountable. The family is raising money to hire a private investigator to look into what happened.
“Let me just say that none of our family is going to get tired until we get justice for her,” Yarbrough-Kelly told KVUE-TV.
To report information about the case, call the Bell County Sheriff’s Department at 254-933-5442 or the Austin Police Department tip line at 512-472-8477.
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