A 15-year-old Los Angeles girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend were arrested yesterday after police found the girl’s mother and stepfather buried in shallow graves. The woman’s body was found only partially buried Saturday after a passerby caught wind of it, KTLA reports; police found the stepfather only after the two teens told them where to look on Wednesday. He was buried next to the couple’s home.
Family members gave detectives the names of the two teens, whose identities are being kept quiet because of their age. Neighbors say they saw the girl discarding her mother’s possessions, and that she’d said her mother was in the hospital when asked about her whereabouts. Friends, meanwhile, hinted at a possible motive for the killings: “The only thing she told me was that she got raped,” one said. (Read more teenager stories.)