Murder of Alexandra Flores

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Alexandra Flores (5 years old) was murdered by David Santiago Renteria (born November 22, 1969)[1] on November 18–19, 2001 in El Paso, Texas, after being kidnapped. She was last with her parents in a local Walmart. Flores's body was found naked and slightly burnt by employees of a doctor's office, 18 mi (29 km) away from the place of abduction.

Cause of death[edit]

The medical examiner testified that Flores had two bruises to her skull, which indicated that she was struck on both sides of her head. A burned plastic bag was also found covering Flores's head. The examiner concluded that Flores died from "asphyxia due to manual strangulation" and that "she was dead when she was burned." He also found no evidence of sexual assault but did not dispel the possibility that she was touched.

Evidence against Renteria[edit]

DNA sampling of the blood that was found in Renteria's van was the same as Flores' DNA.[2][3]

Background of Renteria[edit]

Renteria had a history with law enforcement before the Flores murder. In 1992 he was convicted of the offense of indecency with a child. In the course of the Flores trial, the victim of the 1992 incident testified that Renteria molested her at the age of 7. Renteria was a convicted sex offender on probation when he was seen on a Walmart security video leaving the store with Flores. [4]


Renteria was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in September 2003. Renteria has appealed his sentence multiple times, and each time, his sentence of capital murder is reinforced.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "David Santiago Renteria". Texas Tribune. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "DAVID SANTIAGO RENTERIA v. THE STATE OF TEXAS (Original) (original)". Justia Law. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  3. ^ "Missing 5-year-old girl found dead in El Paso". Houston Chronicle. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  4. ^ GRACZYK/None, MICHAEL. "Condemned killer of El Paso girl, 5, loses appeal". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved 2020-02-06.