Authorities have confirmed that a missing Reynosa teenager was found murdered.
The family of 15-year-old Erick Madera del Angel reported him missing on Monday.
Madera TMs body was found next to a pawn shop off Calle San Fernando in the Colonia Pedro J. Mendez on Thursday.
According to Mexico TMs Vanguardia newspaper, Madera had been stabbed at least 24 times.
The newspaper reported that Madera also appeared to have been beaten and was found with damage to his skull.
Madera TMs mother said her son never returned from school on Monday.
The Reynosa mother said her son mostly stayed at home and did not have any enemies.
Family members turned to the Esperanza Por Tamaulipas Facebook page for help.
But the Vanguardia newspaper reported that the family started receiving extortion calls after the post.
The newspaper reported that Tamaulipas State Police are working to find the culprits and to see of the extortion calls were authentic.