Texas Teen Faces Murder Charge After Initial Abduction Alert

Natalie Navarro taking a selfie with her phone

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.

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