"Something broke in me when I lost Rosa and I've been running ever since. But if I could solve this mystery, I might have a chance at feeling at home somewhere again."

Elizabeth "Liz" Ortecho is one of the main characters on The CW science fiction series Roswell, New Mexico. She is a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants. Liz is portrayed by Jeanine Mason.



Liz and Max were lab partners in High School. Ten years before the start of the series, Liz's sister Rosa got into a car accident and died. Liz later left Roswell, became a biomedical researcher, and got engaged. She broke off the engagement shortly before the start of the series, before returning to Roswell on the ten year anniversary of her sister's death.

Powers and Abilities


  • Expert Biomedical Researcher: Liz has shown to have vast knowledge in Biomedicine.



  • Liz Ortecho is based on the main character of the original Roswell High books. The version of the character that appeared in the Roswell (1999) series was renamed to Liz Parker.
  • Liz's favorite song is Mrs. Potter's Lullaby by Counting Crows.