Alexandra Morales death – 5 chilling details in teacher's murder probe as boyfriend charged and body found in rental car

ALEXANDRA Morales, a first-grade teacher from Georgia, was found dead inside a rental car in Mexico and her boyfriend has been charged.

Alexandra, who was last near Guadalajara attending a concert, was on personal leave from her job at Benefield Elementary School in Atlanta.

Her grieving family have since set up a GoFundMe fundraiser in her name after the heartbreaking discovery as they as they fly to Mexico to retrieve her remains while police investigate.

There are a number of chilling details involved in Alexandra's horrific murder, from the bizarre lead up to her her death, as well as her boyfriend being charged on Friday.


Alexandra went on personal leave from her job at Benefield Elementary School to visit Mexico. She was last seen at a concert for the band, Coveted, on October 30 and was said to be very excited to attend.

“I knew she was going to a concert because she had been posting about it,” said Alexandra’s friend, Yessica Ortero, to 11Alive. 

Alexandra was supposed to return to her job last week but never did. A substitute teacher took over her class in her absence.

After Alexandra disappeared, Ortero says she never expected the 24-year-old teacher to be found dead.

"I don’t know, I’m still in shock. You know, it’s sad,” said Ortero.

Alexandra was found dead in a rental car days on a Mexican roadside after she was reported missing by her family.


Her exact cause of death and when she died is unknown as authorities are still investigating.

Her father and brother are currently traveling to Mexico to bring her body back to the states.

Since the investigation is still so new, it’s unclear at this time who’s involved in her death and if it was more than one person.


Alexandra's boyfriend Fidel Barragán was charged with aggravated disappearance by Mexican authorities in connection to her death.

He was with Alexandra at the concert where she was last seen. Alexandra's uncle, Ostín Cuenca, said he suspects a kidnapping and believes Barragán took Morales's phone away after the concert, which is why her family lost touch with her.

Barragán is set to appear in court on Friday. As the investigation continues, he could face more charges as more information comes out.

Authorities are trying to determine whether he should face femicide charges. He remains in jail in Jalisco, Mexico.


At this time, it's unknown if other people were involved in Alexandra's death.

Cuenca told Telemundo Atlanta that he believes more arrests should be made other than Barragán.

Cuenca believes that Barragán's whole family might allegedly helped him in his niece's death.

He hopes US authorities will follow Alexandra's case as Mexican authorities investigate.


During an interview with Telemundo Atlanta, Morales' uncle, Ostin Cuenca, pleaded with US officials to chase down all leads in the shocking murder of his niece.

The GoFundMe page was created to pay for Alexandra's funeral expenses. It reached its $25,000 goal in three days.

"It comes with a heavy heart to share that Alexandra Morales is no longer with us." read the page organized by one of Alexandra's sorority sisters.

"She had a passion for adventure and traveling around the world was her joy. She was the most caring teacher to all of her students and her first-grade babies will miss her dearly."

All of the money will go to Alexandra's brother, Edwin Morales.

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