Gonzalez said a woman’s body was found in the trunk of the car. The woman’s identity has not yet been confirmed.
HUMBLE, Texas — The humble teenager, who was reported missing along with his mother on Thursday, was found after a car chase in Aurora, Nebraska, according to police Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff.
The chase ended in a crash, leading the soldiers to find a woman’s body in the trunk.
Tyler Roenz, 17, was seriously injured in Friday afternoon’s crash but is expected to survive. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office alerted the agency that the car linked to Tyler and his mother’s disappearance was suspected to be involved in a homicide and was traveling in Nebraska around 2:45 p.m. Within 15 minutes, the soldiers spotted the car and attempted a traffic stop before Tyler allegedly led them in a chase.
The car reached speeds of over 110 mph during the chase, and after about nine miles the Mazda struck the back of a semi-trailer truck and veered off the road before crashing into a tree, NSP said.
The body of a woman was found in the trunk after the accident. The woman has yet to be identified.
Tyler and his mother, Michelle Roenz, went missing Thursday morning from Birch Arbor Court in the Fall Creek neighborhood of Humble.
A clear alert was issued for the two in hopes that someone could lead authorities to their whereabouts. This CLEAR Alert has been discontinued.
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Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said family members reported the two missing after they could not reach them Thursday.
“We’re obviously concerned, and our primary focus is simply locating them,” Gonzalez said.
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Gonzalez was unable to share details of the potential danger they were in, but described the circumstances surrounding their disappearance as “suspicious.”
“I don’t know what the full scope of the dangerous part of it is, simply because our investigators were hot and heavy last night through this morning,” Gonzalez said.
Court documents show 17-year-old Tyler Ronez has an open case in Harris County accused of attempted sexual assault.
Gonzalez said the case is not a current factor in the investigation.
“I don’t think there’s a connection,” he said. “I have heard that some possible charges are pending.”
This is an evolving story. This page will be updated as we receive more information.
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