Teen's body in Houston bayou, boyfriend charged

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Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

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.

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