The investigation began when the victim’s friend has not heard from her in days.
This prompted the friend to go searching for her. The victim was found in serious condition.
“Officers met with the female who stated she had called police because her friend was assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as Juan Ramiro Alvarez Mendez, 27-years of age,” said Officer Jose Espinoza
Police say the victim was airlifted to a hospital.
“She received medical attention for her injuries which were fractures in the face and skull area, and then flown to the San Antonio area hospital,” added Espinoza
Juan Ramiro Alvarez Mendez is facing criminal charges for aggravated assault causing bodily injury. Laredo police are asking the community to report any case of domestic violence.
“If you know that something might be going off with somebody, that they may be a victim of a crime or they might be hurt or haven’t heard from them, you are encouraged to call the Laredo Police Department,” said Crime Victims Coordinator, Norma Garcia
Laredo Police say they have programs available to help victims of criminal acts
“I want people to know that here at Laredo Police Department we have a program that serves the victims of crime. We are here to serve and help,” added Garcia
Police ask the community not to be afraid to speak up as a call may help save a victim’s life
To make a report, you may call police at (956) 795-2800 or any other local law enforcement agency