Missing Texas Teen Found Dead in Bayou; Boyfriend Charged

HOUSTON (January 23, 2014) A missing 17-year-old girl has been found dead in a Houston bayou and her boyfriend, who police say killed the girl because she wanted to date someone else, was facing a capital murder charge Thursday.

Houston police detective Fil Waters says the boyfriend drew a map that led to the body of Vy Ngoc Bao-Pham Wednesday night.

She was the subject of an Amber Alert and had been missing since Monday.

An autopsy was ordered.

Police say the victim's family received a bogus text message demanding $50,000 for the girl’s safe return.

Luan Hoang Vu, 19, remained in the Houston City Jail without bond Thursday.