The body of Tiera Strand, a 25-year-old woman who had been missing since last Sunday, was found in a ditch on the side of a Bell County road between Waco and Temple, Texas.
A passerby reportedly discovered her body on Friday. Strand’s father was told by authorities that foul play is suspected in the case, and the investigation is ongoing.
What was Tiera Strand cause of death?
The Bell County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the cause and manner of death are unknown at this time, pending a determination from the medical examiner.
Strand’s mother, Monica Herron, believes that a group of girls attacked her daughter at Mooseknuckle Pub in Austin, where she was last seen alive in the early hours of April 16.
Herron stated that the fighting moved outside, and her daughter stormed off without her phone, purse, bank card, money, or car keys.
Before her body was found, Herron said that her daughter was driven and had ambitions of joining the military. “This summer was the summer she was going to graduate, and she was going to go into the Navy, that’s her dream to go to the Navy,” she said. “She’s a mother. She is ambitious. She has dreams and goals.”
The investigation into Strand’s death is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to call 512-472-8477. Bell County Sheriff’s Department and Austin Police Department are actively investigating the case.