Police Question Teen After 7-Year-Old Denver Boy Found Dead

August 8, 2018
Photo: Jordan Vong
7-year-old Jordan Vong

A 16-year-old girl is being investigated in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was reported missing in Denver on Monday.

Police found the body of Jordan Vong hidden in his family's home Tuesday night and took the teenage girl into custody for investigation of first-degree murder. Joe Montoya, division chief of investigations, said Wednesday that the coroner's office will determine a cause and manner of death, and the district attorney's office will decide if charges should be filed.

He declined to release any information about the girl or her relationship to Jordan.

Police scoured Jordan's neighborhood on the eastern edge of the city and went through the home twice before securing a warrant for a more thorough search. That search turned up the body.

Montoya would not say where the body was found or what condition it was in.