Cops: Teen Girl Kills Nephew, Hides Body in Her Room

Colorado 16-year-old to be charged as adult in murder of Jordan Vong, 7
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2018 1:33 PM CDT
Cops: Teen Girl Kills Nephew, Hides Body in Her Room

A 16-year-old girl killed her 7-year-old nephew, then concealed the secret and his body as a community frantically searched, according to police. Denver's Jordan Vong was reported missing around 4:30pm on Aug. 6, hours after his mother had last seen him, prompting officers to search a 20-block radius, reports KDVR. The boy's body was discovered in one of two portable closets in the basement bedroom of his 16-year-old aunt during a second search two days later, the Denver Post reports.

Police say the teen admitted to pushing the boy off her bed, causing him to hit his head and start crying, then using her hands to cover his mouth and nose until he stopped moving, reports KUSA. Authorities say the teen was upset because Jordan came into her room and asked to play video games, and he wouldn't leave when she refused. The teen, to be charged as an adult with murder and child abuse, first hid the body under her bed before wrapping it in a blanket and moving it to the closet, authorities say. (More child murder stories.)

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