Posted: Jan 23, 2014 4:03 PM
Updated: Jan 23, 2014 4:04 PM
HOUSTON (AP) 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 Luan Hoang Vu remained in the city jail without bond Thursday on a capital murder charge. Jail records list no attorney for the suspect.
Detective Fil Waters says the boyfriend drew a map to where officers Wednesday night located the body of 17-year-old Vy Ngoc Bao-Pham. She was the subject of an Amber Alert and had been missing since Monday. Authorities have ordered an autopsy.
Police say the victim's family received a bogus text message demanding $50,000 for the teen's safe return.