A teenage girl is being investigated in connection with the death of a 7-year old boy who was found dead in Denver on Tuesday, one day after he was reported missing.
Jordan Vong’s body was found in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver on Tuesday night. Initially, police were tight-lipped about where he was found but by Wednesday police revealed they discovered his remains inside his family's home, according to the Associated Press. They also announced that they took a 16-year-old girl into custody for investigation of first-degree murder. Meanwhile, an official cause of death is still pending for the boy.
At a press conference, Division Chief Joe Montoya said that Vong’s body “was intentionally concealed, and it took some time to find it.”
He added that he couldn’t publicly say whether other suspects would be looked at.
Montoya described the family as "cooperative to a point."
Police have not released any information about the teen girl's relationship to Vong.
Since Vong was reported missing Monday afternoon, local police and the FBI have combed the area looking for the child.
Police said the child had no history of running away and was often seen playing outside with other neighborhood children, KDVR in Denver reported.
“He smiled all the time,” Rachel Payne, principal of Greenwood Academy in Denver, said at a vigil held for the boy on Wednesday, according to KCNC-TV in Denver. “What we will miss most about Jordan is his smile.”
[Photo: Denver Police Department]