A Texas teen is now charged with capital murder after first being named in an Amber Alert as a missing endangered juvenile. 17-year-old Natalie Navarro was arrested for the slaying of a 21-year-old man days after her supposed abduction.
Police found the victim’s body in a car in Garland last week. He had been fatally shot. The next day, an Amber Alert sought Navarro as an abducted minor in grave danger.
But after Navarro was located safe, investigators identified her as a suspect in the man’s murder. She was apprehended on an arrest warrant and remains jailed on $1 million bond.
Another man is also wanted as a person of interest in the homicide case. The two suspects and victim allegedly knew each other, but the extent is unclear.
While initially portrayed as a victim, Navarro now faces the state’s harshest charge of capital murder. If convicted, she could potentially face life without parole or even the death penalty.
The case took a tragic turn once Navarro was no longer considered missing but an alleged killer. Still, the truth remains elusive as the investigation continues into events surrounding the slaying.