A missing 17-year-old girl has been found dead in a Houston bayou and police say her boyfriend killed the teen because she wanted to date someone else.
Houston police say the 19-year-old suspect was being held Thursday facing a formal capital murder charge.
Detective Fil Waters said the boyfriend drew a map to where officers located the body of 17-year-old Vy Ngoc Bao-Pham on Wednesday night.
She was the subject of an Amber Alert and had been missing since Monday. Authorities have ordered an autopsy.
Police said the victim's family received a bogus text message demanding $50,000 for the teen's safe return.
Online jail records Thursday did not immediately provide custody information on the suspect.
Published at 11:05 AM CST on Jan 23, 2014 | Updated at 1:57 PM CST on Jan 23, 2014
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