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DEAD WOMAN FOUND IN CAR TRUNK (Update)

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A TEXAS TEENAGER REMAINS HOSPITALIZED IN OMAHA AWAITING EXTRADITION AFTER HIS MOTHER WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE TRUNK OF HIS CAR DURING A PURSUIT BY NEBRASKA STATE TROOPERS THAT ENDED IN A CRASH LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON NEAR GRAND ISLAND.

TROOPERS TRIED TO PULL OVER 17-YEAR-OLD TYLER ROENZ, WHO WAS DRIVING HIS PARENT’S CAR WHICH WAS REPORTED MISSING IN TEXAS.

WHEN A NEBRASKA TROOPER ATTEMPTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON INTERSTATE 80, ROENZ FLED AT SPEEDS EXCEEDING 110 MILES PER HOUR.

THE CAR STRUCK THE REAR OF A SEMI, LEFT THE ROADWAY, AND STRUCK A TREE, RESULTING IN THE DRIVER SUSTAINING SEVERE INJURIES.

TROOPERS FOUND THE BODY OF 49-YEAR-OLD MICHELLE ROENZ, WHO WAS MISSING FROM HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS SINCE THURSDAY.

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE HAD BEEN STRANGLED AND SUFFERED BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA.

THE 17-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT WAS OUT ON $10,000 BOND ON A SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING AN 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN TEXAS.

Updated 5:45 p.m. 10/17/22

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A TEXAS MAN IS IN CUSTODY IN NEBRASKA FACING A MURDER CHARGE IN TEXAS AFTER HIS CAR WAS STOPPED BY NEBRASKA STATE TROOPERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND A DEAD WOMAN WAS FOUND IN THE TRUNK.

NEBRASKA AUTHORITIES WERE NOTIFIED FRIDAY ABOUT A WANTED 17-YEAR-OLD TEXAS HOMICIDE SUSPECT WHO WAS THOUGHT TO BE DRIVING IN NEBRASKA.

TROOPERS LOCATED THE VEHICLE AROUND 3 P.M. HEADING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR GRAND ISLAND.

WHEN A TROOPER ATTEMPTED A TRAFFIC STOP, THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE FLED AT SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 110 MILES PER HOUR.

NINE MILES LATER THE CAR STRUCK THE REAR OF A SEMI, LEFT THE ROADWAY, AND STRUCK A TREE, RESULTING IN THE DRIVER SUSTAINING SEVERE INJURIES.

TROOPERS FOUND A DECEASED WOMAN IN THE TRUNK OF THE CAR.

SHE WAS IDENTIFIED SATURDAY AS 49-YEAR-OLD MICHELLE ROENZ, WHO WAS MISSING FROM HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS SINCE THURSDAY.

THE 17-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM A HOSPITAL IN GRAND ISLAND TO AN OMAHA HOSPITAL FOR ONGOING TREATMENT OF INJURIES..

HE HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED BY AUTHORITIES.

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