A 17-year-old high school student was allegedly stabbed to death by his ex-boyfriend, who also helped police locate his body.
On Wednesday, after Jeremy Sanchez (above) was absent at South El Monte High School, the football player’s father filed a missing person’s report and enlisted two people — Jeremy’s close friend and another teen later identified as Sanchez’s ex-lover — to look for his son.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the search party eventually found Jeremy’s body — punctured with stab wounds — near the San Gabriel River Trail, says Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The next day, authorities arrested the 16-year-old ex-boyfriend on suspicion of murder. Cops became dubious of the now-suspect after conducting interviews with Jeremy’s friends and family.
After obtaining a search warrant for the suspect’s home, police found “substantial” evidence that led to his arrest.
According to FOX 11, friends say the deceased teen was bisexual, and detectives believe he broke up with the suspect because he wanted to date a girl.
The ex-boyfriend allegedly had a “If I can’t have you… Nobody can” mindset, say investigators.
The unnamed suspect was booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, and is awaiting arraignment.
On Thursday night, hundreds gathered at a vigil in South El Monte to honor Jeremy’s memory. You can view his GoFundMe page HERE.
[Image via GoFundMe.]