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Teen's body in Texas bayou, boyfriend charged

Published On: Jan 23 2014 08:32:07 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 11:01:07 AM CST

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 suspect was being held Thursday facing a formal capital murder charge.
    
Detective Fil Waters said 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.
    
Online jail records Thursday did not immediately provide custody information on the suspect.