Jasmine Melendez Wiki & Incident Bio
Jasmine Meléndez was a sweet Texas teenager who died after a beating, sexual assault Jasmine Meléndez, 15, was attacked Tuesday afternoon.
Jasmine Melendez Incident Details
Jasmine Meléndez, 15, was attacked Tuesday afternoon.
She was taken to a hospital in Dallas, where she passed away from her injuries.
The Midland High School softball team is also raising money to help Jasmine’s family.
Midland authorities statement For Jasmine Meléndez
Midland authorities issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying police were investigating a case involving a minor.
The police did not release any other information about their investigation.
Midland ISD addressed the situation during the Unified Command Team press conference Thursday, but did not share details either.
“I have no further information on that unfortunate situation, absolutely tragic situation, our hearts and condolences certainly go out to that family,” said Dr. Katie Atkins, chief of staff for Midland ISD.
“I have no further information to share with this group at this time.”
MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) – A GoFundMe page has been started for the family of a Midland girl who died after her family says she was beaten and sexually assaulted.
Jasmine Melendez’ Softball Coach Remembers & Describes her Career
A former softball coach shares how she remembers Jasmine Melendez, both on and off the field.
MIDLAND, Texas – Many of Jasmine’s family and friends are taking to social media with the hashtag # Justice4Jasmine.
It is clear that many loved her.
Jasmine Meléndez was a large part of the Midland softball community and spent much of her time at M.U.G.S. softball complex.
The people who knew her best say that even though her family says she died tragically, it is who she was as a person that they will remember.
People describe Jasmine Meléndez, 15, as sweet and hard-working.
“She was really compassionate, she just cheered everyone up, you know what I mean, she was encouraging,” said Jennifer Evans, Jasmine’s former softball coach.
Jasmine was a star athlete, but she shone even more as a person.
“People called her feet because she was crazy fast,” Evans said. “Even those who needed help or guidance or whatever she could help, she was a great friend.”
Jasmine would have been celebrating her 16th birthday this weekend, but tonight her family and friends remember what her life was like.
“Her smile lit up the room, lit up the field,” Evans said.
During softball games, the girls on the team wore the number 12, Jasmine’s jersey number, on their faces and began each game with a moment of silence for her.
“She deserves the honor of what we’re doing tonight and with everyone’s respect because she earned that, but I hate that we have to do it, that’s why she’s gone,” said Rick Maddox of the M.U.G.S .. Softball organization.
Honoring her was bittersweet for the softball community, as her life was taken too soon.