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Teen Accused of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 1:57 PM CDT
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Teen Accused of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend

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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.

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