A 17-year-old has been arrested in a Texas murder investigation after authorities said he led Nebraska cops on a high-speed chase with a woman’s body in the car, authorities said.
The teenager has been identified as Tyler Roenz by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The person found dead in the trunk could not be identified.
Tyler Roenz and his mother Michelle Roenz, 49, were reported missing Thursday night, according to the sheriff’s office that patrols the Houston area. Officials said both were last seen late Thursday morning at their home in Humble, Texas.
The authorities did not provide any further information about the woman on Friday.
On Friday afternoon, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office alerted the Nebraska State Police that a vehicle linked to the Roenz family was in Nebraska, state authorities said in a statement.
According to the statement, the soldiers found the sedan in traffic and pursued it at speeds of 110 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Grand Island.
About 9 miles west, the sedan struck a large rig and then a tree before coming to a stop, Nebraska State Police said. The 17-year-old suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, was hospitalized and arrested, the agency said.
Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff described the condition of the teenager as “serious”.
The Nebraska State Police said officers were told by Harris County authorities that the limousine “was suspected of being involved in a homicide,” the state police statement said.
gonzales tweeted Friday that his homicide detectives were working on the case and “coordinating with local authorities.”
This article was originally published on NBCNews.com
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