Houston teen found dead following Amber Alert


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 6:59 AM

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HOUSTON – An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for a Houston teen who was later found dead.

Vy Ngoc Bao-Pham, 17, was last seen on Monday, January 20, at an apartment complex in the 8200 block of Broadway.

Her mother received a garbled text message demanding ransom money.

Investigators questioned the missing teen's 19-year-old boyfriend Wednesday afternoon, at first calling him a person of interest. Police say he turned himself in voluntarily and cooperated during the investigation.

Bao-Pham's body was later found in Sims Bayou.

"He confessed to killing Vy and then led us to where he had put her body," said Detective Fil Waters.