Family calls on the community to come forward with information about their daughter’s death

Family Appeals to Community for Leads in Daughter’s Unsolved Death

In Bexar County, Texas, the heartbreak of Jessica and Henry Flores is profound following the tragic loss of their daughter, Desirae. They express that the pain of her passing is beyond words.

Henry shares the deep sorrow of losing Desirae in such a tragic manner, describing it as the ultimate nightmare for any parent. Desirae Rivera, just 21 years old, tragically lost her life to a gunshot wound to the head at a party on the Southwest Side. The incident, which took place last weekend, has been officially classified as a homicide. Now, a week later, her grieving family urges the community to step forward with any information that might shed light on her untimely death.

Henry believes that someone, somewhere definitely knows the truth about what happened to Desirae, not just in San Antonio or Bexar County, but beyond. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of the shooting early last Saturday morning. The gathering, held in the 8200 block of Old Pearsall Road, was deemed illegal by BCSO Sheriff Javier Salazar due to its location.

The sheriff’s office noted that the party attracted a large crowd, thanks to extensive promotion on social media. After arriving, deputies were able to speak with around 20 witnesses. According to Sheriff Salazar, a dispute escalated, resulting in gunfire that injured two individuals. Desirae was one of the victims who succumbed to her injuries, while a 29-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening wounds.

Jessica, Desirae’s mother, emphasizes that her daughter did not deserve such a fate and insists on justice for her. Sheriff Salazar mentioned that the incident was likely captured on video, a small solace to the family, as it means witnesses to the crime exist. They are pleading for anyone with information, even anonymously, to come forward.

Desirae, remembered for her inner and outer beauty, will be honored at services planned by her family next Saturday. Meanwhile, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has not reported any new developments in the investigation. Authorities continue their efforts to identify the suspects involved.

The sheriff’s office is reaching out to anyone who was at the party or has video evidence to contact them at 210-335-6000 or via email at, ensuring that informants can remain anonymous.